About Guiding Hand Counselling

Guiding Hand Counselling offers a wide range of counselling services to the general public. We specialise in providing therapeutic help for the purpose of improving emotional wellbeing.

Who we are and what we offer

Here at Guiding Hand we view every client as an individual and therefore do not believe in a one-fits-all approach. Subsequently your experience is unique to you and therefore our work must be too. We will work through and agree a way forward based on what is the most appropriate for you.

Our Philosophy

Most people at some stage of their lives will experience emotional distress and sometimes this feels too much to cope with alone. Feeling overwhelmed is not a sign of weakness – rather it is a sign that you have had to be strong for too long. We are here so you do not have to carry on alone and to offer you a confidential, safe place to talk about your life and anything that may be confusing, painful or uncomfortable. I believe that many of our difficulties develop as a result of our beginning of life and our past experiences in general. We repeat patterns in our lives in hope that things will one day turn out differently. Counselling offers you the possibility of insight into these patterns. My approach is both human and professional. I offer a combination of respect, confidentiality, skill and knowledge.

Sarah Foster

I established Guiding Hand Counselling to offer a professional yet approachable therapeutic services to clients. At the centre of my work is an emphasis to build a trusting therapeutic relationship.

Rhonda Robson

Rhonda is qualified to degree level in Person Centred and Gestalt counselling. She has also undertaken training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).

Counselling Qualifications

  • BA (Hons) Counselling – Sunderland University
  • Foundation Degree in Humanistic Counselling – Tynemetropolitan College (in partnership with Sunderland University)

Workshops and Training Courses

Brief Focal Therapy , Mindfulness, Making Endings, Working with Metaphor, Inductory Clinical Workshop with Place2Be, Children’s Emotional Well-being, Inroduction to Attachment Theory & Practice, Helping Children Tell their Stories, Self-harm, CBT for Depression, Mental Health, Personality Disorders, Transition to Becoming a Teenager, Domestic Violence Awareness, Child Protection Awareness, Equality and Diversity, Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults Awareness Training, Introduction to Counselling Children/Play Therapy are just a few.