A goal without a plan is just a wish

Paula Crosby

Paula Crosby is a Counsellor, Trainer, Supervisor.

MA in Integrative Counselling; Cert Ed; HND in Counselling; HNC in Counselling; MBACP; Certificate in Supervision.

Paula has over 14 years counselling experience in a range of organisations dealing with Drug/Alcohol misuse, Domestic Violence, Childhood Abuse, Bereavement, Family/Relationship problems, Adolescence, and other common counselling issues, as well as running a private practice offering counselling and supervision.

Paula is primarily trained as a Psychodynamic Counsellor but works and teaches in an integrative way, strongly believing that it is very difficult to fit a client into one theory, recognising it is more beneficial to apply an understanding of theories to client issues to ensure the client always receives the best service possible. She also has a very good knowledge and understanding of Humanistic Theories and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and believes they all have equal importance and a place in the counselling relationship.

As well as her counselling work she has also been a lecturer in counselling, teaching from level 1 (beginner) to level 5 (practitioner status) programmes in South Tyneside and County Durham for over 13 years. She is also a qualified counselling Supervisor and is a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).

Paula is very enthusiastic and has a strong passion for her work as a counsellor and trainer and always strives to give the very best service to all who work with her.

Ericka Johanson

Ericka Johanson is a BACP accredited counsellor, supervisor and trainer, has experience of working in addictions and anger management. She works in the NHS in the Primary Care Mental Health team as a Locality Co-ordinator leading a team of therapists and carries a case load working with a diverse client group. She has a small private practice and has a keen interest in working with trauma.

Ericka has a Master’s degree in Counselling from Durham University, PG Dip in CBT from Newcastle University, is an accredited EMDR Europe Therapist and Consultant as well as having a Post Graduate Certificate in Education.