Colleague referrals and useful links

All counsellors have their own strengths and preferred modalities when it comes to working with clients. You may find that my experience or way of working is not right for your needs and this is completely normal. So here I will share with you my colleagues who are in the same area and have different expertise in the counselling field.  Feel free to contact them directly for any additional information. 

Alternatively, I have provided some external links to organisations that provide free or low-cost support. Feel free to contact them directly for further information. 

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Darren Hopgood
BA (Hons) MNCS
Pluralistic Counsellor (family, couples and one to one counselling)
Child Psychotherapist.


I am a pluralistic counsellor and I qualified in 2019. Pluralism means that I have access to many different techniques to help you in difficult times. I specialise in person-centred counselling, REBT, and gestalt therapies which means I can work with present and past trauma, overcoming negative behavioural issues and difficulties processing emotional and mental health issues that can be limiting different aspects of your life.

I specialise in working with depression, anxiety and working with parents of children with additional needs. I also have a specialist interest in working with clients with speech impediments. 


I have spent much of my working life in the care profession, working in homes for those with Dementia, as a vocational therapy support worker in a mental health specialist hospital unit. 

I have also worked with MIND supporting others in both their recovery colleges and running creative writing groups along with supporting creative groups.

Later I trained as a counsellor, working with Durham County Carers Support to help carers in their homes. I have extended that support to include the valuable support workers in all other caring professions.

Please send me a message via the 'visit my site' button below to request my fees.

Post qualification continued professional development

  • ·         Children and young people's mental health level 2 & 3.

  • ·         Pluralistic counselling.

  • ·         Working at relational depth.

  • ·         working with client preferences.

  • ·         working with Autism.

  • ·         working with grief and loss.

  • ·         couples and relational counselling.

  • ·         working with children with additional needs.

  • ·         working with Kink in counselling.

  • ·         LGBT+

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Sarah at Safe Space Counselling

Qualified Counsellor

Extensive experience working with children and young people


Typical presenting issues are stress, anxiety, relationship problems, anger-management, depression and sexual problems. Often several issues will be present at the same time. I can work with a variety of presenting issues some of which are listed below:

  • Abuse

  • Addiction

  • ADHD

  • Anger

  • Anxiety

  • Bereavement

  • Cancer

  • Children and Young people

  • Depression

  • Eating Disorders

  • Fertility

  • Gender Identity

  • LGBT

  • Marriage

  • Mood Disorders

  • Panic Disorders

  • Parenting

  • Personality Disorders

  • Phobias

  • PTSD

  • Relationships

  • Self Development

  • Self-esteem

  • Self harm

  • Sleep problems

  • Stress

  • Suicidal thoughts

  • Substance Abuse

  • Trauma

  • Work


My work is not limited to the above list, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact me via my website link below and we can book an initial assessment to ensure I am the right counsellor for you. .

Useful Links


Telephone: 116 123

(24 hours a day, free to call)


Provides confidential, non-judgemental emotional support for people experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including those that could lead to suicide.

Mind Infoline

Telephone: 0300 123 3393 (9am-6pm Monday to Friday)

Mind provides confidential mental health information services.

With support and understanding, Mind enables people to make informed choices. The Infoline gives information on types of mental health problems, where to get help, drug treatments, alternative therapies, and advocacy. 


Telephone: 0300 304 7000 (4:30pm-10:30pm)

Saneline is a national mental health helpline providing information and support to people with mental health problems and those who support them.


Shout is the UK’s first 24/7 text service, free on all major mobile networks, for anyone in crisis anytime, anywhere. It’s a place to go if you’re struggling to cope and you need immediate help.

Text: 85258

North East and North Cumbria Suicide Prevention Network


The aim of the North East and North Cumbria Suicide Prevention Network is to work together to take action to reduce suicide so that fewer people die by suicide and improve support for those affected.

Visit their website for more information. 

Note: None of the above organisations are affiliated in any way with LKG Therapy Service. They are external links meant to be of help and support if needed.