93A0316A-4D63-4C2C-80AC-2FABC15AFF50Counselling Psychology Newcastle: The clinic setting is important for me as it’s been designed with the needs of clients in mind. We wanted it to be professional looking but with a ‘laid back’ homely feel. We like to have candles lit and herbal tea to welcome you. The clinic offers multiple services inclusive of assessment, counselling & psychological therapies and consultation to adults and employees who might be experiencing mental & emotional concerns.

The first appointment helps me to get to know you and start to have an understanding of your life. We will speak about your life in regards to concerns, the situation you are experiencing, emotions and goals you would like to achieve. Counselling is flexible to meet your needs and can be short or long term depending on what you would like to address. Your emotional and physical well-being is paramount, so it is essential that you are heard and supported.

During all appointments you will be viewed as the expert in your life, my role is to guide and support you through the process you are experiencing to enable a greater understanding of yourself and relationships.  This can create positive change and facilitate healing, to grow and enhance your life. You may have supportive friends and family but it can be a relief to talk with someone outside of your circle. Attending counselling is an opportunity for you to explore many aspects of your life and feelings. You can be ensured that I place great importance in supporting and building our therapeutic relationship.

The journey of life can be wonderful but it is understandable that most of us will experience difficulty at some stage and this can leave us feeling quite distressed. Our previous coping style may not be effective. People attend counselling for various reason and there is no right or wrong reason; it is unique to you.  Feelings such as depression, stress, anxiety, anger may have left you feeling quite overwhelmed and isolated. Sometimes these feelings can be linked to the relationship we have with ourselves e.g. how we view ourselves, body image, self-esteem, self-worth and / or relationships with friends. work colleagues and family. This can also impact on our behaviour be that ways of coping through alcohol, avoidance of certain events, obsessiveness, not being able to talk to people close to us or eating habits (to name a few).

Some people wish to examine parts of their life that they have found previously difficult to talk about before and now is the right time. Perhaps you want to explore your attachment style in the here and now experience of your relationships. Counselling also provides a safe place for those who may not know the reason for their concern and wish to develop a greater understanding of their emotions, life choices and behaviour.

“Not everything that is faced can be changed. But nothing can be changed until it is faced”. James Baldwin.