Northumbria Counselling and Psychotherapy provides professional counselling, clinical supervision and continuing professional development within the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy Ethical Framework.

Do you feel stressed, anxious or depressed...
Are you having difficulties in relationships at home or at work.
We provide counselling to:


Issues worked with include...
• Anxiety • Stress • Depression • Illness
• Relationship conflict at home or at work
• Bereavement/loss • Drug and alchohol dependency
• Personal development etc.

A range of techniques may be used:
• Behavioral Therapy • Cognitive Therapy
• Cognitive Analytic Therapy • Eclectic Counselling
• Humanistic Counselling • Integrative Counselling
• Psychodynamic Psychotherapy/Counselling
• Solution-focused Brief Therapy
• Transpersonal Therapy

The first session is an opportunity to explore and find a way forward.
50 minute sessions are arranged weekly or fortnightly at a mutually agreed time.
Daytime and evening appointments are available.
An appointment will be offered within two weeks subject to availability.



Couple counselling also reffered to as relationship or marriage counselling. This approach is useful when communication has broken down between partners and there is the feeling of not being valued, cared for, heard or listened to.
There are many reasons for relationship breakdown, becoming stuck in a rut, depression, bereavement, work stresses, dissagreements on parenting roles or the roles etc.
The first session enables each person to present their point of view and from this to find common goals and a way forward.
Over six sessions the emphasis is on creating a theraputic space where each person has the opportunity to have their point of view heard with the therapist acting as mediator and facilitating the way forward.
Couple counselling is brief and session focused.


Group counselling can offer a unique environment in which to learn about and experience both self and others. We all live in groups for much of our lives in the form of family dynamics which are re-enacted in relationships at school, in higher education, at work and in social situations.
Working together with others in a group can provide valuable insights into characteristic patterns of thinking and relating that have become unhelpful to us and that we want to change.
Northumbria Counselling and Psychotherapy facititates group work to people who have experienced:
• Bereavement/loss
• Seperation/Divorce
• Eating issues
• Anxiety
• Depression
• Stress Management
• Northumbria Counselling & Psychotherapy facilitates group work for clinicians i.e. professional people.

Employee Counselling

Department of Health and Safety
“All companies should have access to a counselling service to combat absence in the workplace”

Initially a free consultation appointment can be arranged with our Clinical Director which will take place in your working environment. This will enable us to assess your staff counselling requirements so that we can provide a service that is tailored to your needs.

Tailoring our services to your needs:
Northumbria Counsellig and psychotherapy provides:

• Tailored solutions to your business needs • Flexibility to pay for only what you need • Preventative, early intervention and rehabilitation solutions • Management advice • Crisis Intervention • Stress management
• Help to return to work • Sickness and absence • Conflict at work • Face-to-face counselling for individual employees on a referral basis.

Psychodynamic Psychotherapy

What is Psychodynamic Psychotherapy?
There are many different types of psychotherapy. They are all ways of helping people with distressing emotional problems.
All treatments are based on talking to a therapist. The psychodynamic approach stresses the importance of the unconscious mind and that of past experience in determining current behaviour. The client is encouraged to talk about relationships with parents and other significant people in their lives.
The therapist explores the perceptions, thoughts and feelings attached to these relationships and to the outworking of these in the therapist/client relationship. (this is known as the dynamics in the relationship which manifests itself as transference, projection and projective identification).

50 minute sessions are arranged weekly or twice weekly at a mutually agreed time.
Daytime and evening appointments are available.
The first session helps to determine whether psychotherapy is an appropriate way forward for the client at this time.



Supervision for Practitioners and Trainees.

Supervision is for counsellors, trainee counsellors, psychotherapists, supervisors of counsellors and clinical psychologists.

Supervision takes place either fortnightly or monthly in groups or individually.

The purpose of supervision is to assist the practitioner to learn from his or her own experience and progress in expertise, as well as to ensure good service to the client.

Telephone supervision is available by arrangement.

BACP Guidlines
Practising members of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy are bound to have supervision for at least 1.5 hours a month. Students and trainees must have it at a rate of one hour for every eight hours of client contact.

Guided Retreats

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