Get to know Dr Ashling | Psychologist in Newcastle

Posted July 9, 2024 / No comments

“It is a privilege to walk beside people on their journey of change, supporting them to see the world and themselves differently”. Dr Ashling I’m a private psychologist in Newcastle working with people throughout England and afar (via zoom). As a private psychologist in Newcastle my role is to provide assessment & intervention. This usually

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Body Confidence during summer

Posted July 8, 2024 / No comments

As I write this we are more than half way through the year. It has been a fast one for me. Life in clinic has been incredibly busy, now slowing as I reduce hours during the summer. My passion for body image commenced as an undergraduate and dissertation based upon this. My supervisor at the

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Psychology of summer of travels

Posted June 14, 2024 / No comments

The season of summer is about to greet us officially in days. It’s the season for holidays for many especially if you have school aged children or those returning home from university. Traveling can be an enriching experience for many however it can have its own set of challenges and stressors. If you have no

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Couple Therapy Newcastle

Posted May 14, 2024 / No comments

Spring has arrived within the clinic. The outside of the clinic is being injected with new energy to keep it looking refreshed. Included below is a picture of the back courtyard of the clinic. Moving the clinic to the heart of Newcastle in September 2021 seems like only yesterday. The clinic is still not complete.

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Conflict within relationships

Posted April 16, 2024 / No comments

Us humans like to use the labels ‘good’ and ‘bad’, in particular conflict. Conflict doesn’t have to be good or bad. Its part of the dynamic and addressing it through the adult ego state is essential. Preferring to ‘keep the peace’ in a relationship allows a relationship to not grow. There are times when our

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Trauma therapy Newcastle

Posted March 27, 2024 / No comments

Trauma Therapy Newcastle Currently studying a certificate in psychoanalytic couple therapy makes me reflect on the influence of relationships on us humans. As a psychologist I’ve always been curious on the relationship dynamics of my clients. The systems (family, culture) we’ve grown up in can influence who we are, our tastes in food, traditions, smells

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Binge Eating Newcastle

Posted March 15, 2024 / No comments

Binge eating eating disorder is an area I’ve worked with for many years due to work within the NHS. It has various contributing factors. It is vitally important to speak with your healthcare team if you have recently had bariatric surgery and experiencing binge eating. Your GP can also support referral to a weight management

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Psychologist Newcastle: Breakups

Posted February 23, 2024 / No comments

Breakups It is often a difficult life experience. It can be emotionally challenging, as it often involves processing feelings of sadness, anger, and future loss.  For many who have finished the relationship report guilt for the disruption to partner and family.  It is important for individuals to take care of themselves during this time, both

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Mother Wound

Posted February 16, 2024 / No comments

Mother’s Day is fast approaching here in England. As a private practicing psychologist for over 15 years it’s vital to remember that not everyone celebrates this date. In fact not everyone has a mother e.g. same sex relationships. I work with many cultures and soon realised when I arrived in Newcastle to start using the

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Private Counsellor Newcastle

Posted January 25, 2024 / No comments

Achieving Mindfulness: Practical Tips for Beginners In 2023 one of the clinic rooms was transformed to bring a soothing space for meditation, mindfulness and yoga. It’s only now the room has been finalised and clients are enjoying the space to learn and practice meditation to support well-being in day to day life. I have to

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