North East Counselling and Therapy


North East Counselling and Therapy provides counselling, psychotherapy and specialist psychological services to individuals, groups and organisations.


We have two experienced therapists working at the practice. Dr Chris Keithley is a chartered counselling psychologist and Jo Coulthard is a qualified couple, family and individual psychotherapist. Appointments are carried out in comfortable, discreet, professional environments across two locations in Durham with easy access by public transport and car. Online and telephone appointments are also available if you are not able to join in person. If you would like to find out more please get in touch via the contact page.



Therapy will help you to look at your issues and identify the right course of action for you, either to help you resolve your difficulties or help you find ways of coping.



Dr Keithley is a Chartered Counselling Psychologist with extensive experience of working in NHS primary and secondary care mental health services.

Jo Coulthard is a qualified couple, family and individual psychotherapist with a wide range of experience working as a psychotherapist within the charity sector as well as private practice.

Chartered Counselling Psychologist


In response to Covid-19 we are now also offering online or telephone therapy. Please contact to arrange this, or visit the contact page to find out more.


The thought of starting counselling or therapy can be difficult and talking to someone about the problems you are experiencing may be daunting so we work in a way which aims to eases any apprehension. It can be hard to make the first contact but the reality is that we all experience distressing events, or difficult feelings at some point in our lives. At those times, a little support can go a long way.

Please call or email to set up an initial 60 minute assessment session. During this we can find out about what is causing you distress and how we may be able to help.