Attachment-based Counselling in Newcastle upon Tyne

Jessica Devon
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Newcastle upon Tyne NE3  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
There are many different reasons why people seek counselling. Whatever your reasons, I promise that I'll meet you with empathy and compassion. I use a client-centred approach which means that sessions can be tailored to fit your unique needs. Whether you're stuggling with depression, anxiety, family problems, or anything in between, we can work together to help you work through your troubles.
There are many different reasons why people seek counselling. Whatever your reasons, I promise that I'll meet you with empathy and compassion. I use a client-centred approach which means that sessions can be tailored to fit your unique needs. Whether you're stuggling with depression, anxiety, family problems, or anything in between, we can work together to help you work through your troubles.
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Stephanie Radford
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Newcastle upon Tyne NE2  (Online Only)
Hi, I'm Stephanie, and I'd like to help you experience a more fulfiIling life. At the moment, there is so much emphasis and pressure on people to achieve and be productive every day, to strive towards visible high standards constantly, to the point of exhaustion. Are you highly critical of yourself? Do you find yourself unable to try new things in case you fail? Do you focus on ways to improve things about yourself that other people can see & validate - your appearance, your body shape, your job, studies and even hobbies? Do you find yourself unable to switch off and relax? Expect things of yourself that you never would of others?
Hi, I'm Stephanie, and I'd like to help you experience a more fulfiIling life. At the moment, there is so much emphasis and pressure on people to achieve and be productive every day, to strive towards visible high standards constantly, to the point of exhaustion. Are you highly critical of yourself? Do you find yourself unable to try new things in case you fail? Do you focus on ways to improve things about yourself that other people can see & validate - your appearance, your body shape, your job, studies and even hobbies? Do you find yourself unable to switch off and relax? Expect things of yourself that you never would of others?
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Dr Natasha Wallace
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Newcastle upon Tyne NE12
Are you feeling low, anxious or helpless? Or maybe you just know something just doesn't feel right? Are past events and traumas still troubling you today? Are you confused by your behaviour and your reactions towards yourself and others? I am a Clinical Psychologist and I work with people just like you! I am experienced in supporting people to understand themselves better and to improve their relationships with others, supporting people to heal from the traumas that they have experienced, supporting those who don't feel like they fit anywhere, and those who question their whole lives because of the experiences that they have had.
Are you feeling low, anxious or helpless? Or maybe you just know something just doesn't feel right? Are past events and traumas still troubling you today? Are you confused by your behaviour and your reactions towards yourself and others? I am a Clinical Psychologist and I work with people just like you! I am experienced in supporting people to understand themselves better and to improve their relationships with others, supporting people to heal from the traumas that they have experienced, supporting those who don't feel like they fit anywhere, and those who question their whole lives because of the experiences that they have had.
0191 743 0516 View 0191 743 0516
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Fiona Fitzpatrick
Psychotherapist, MA, HCPC-Art Therap.
Verified Verified
Newcastle upon Tyne NE1  (Online Only)
My name is Fiona Fitzpatrick and I am a registered Art Psychotherapist and EMDR Therapist working with children, young people and adults. I am passionate about how the creative process can heal and change a person, helping to understand ourselves and our circumstances & behaviour and with this awareness find acceptance and heal from suffering. You do not have to have any experience of art or any art skills to benefit from this therapy. I have 6 years experience of working with adopted children, children in school with emotional, behavioural and mental health issues and adults in the community as 1:1 therapy and group work
My name is Fiona Fitzpatrick and I am a registered Art Psychotherapist and EMDR Therapist working with children, young people and adults. I am passionate about how the creative process can heal and change a person, helping to understand ourselves and our circumstances & behaviour and with this awareness find acceptance and heal from suffering. You do not have to have any experience of art or any art skills to benefit from this therapy. I have 6 years experience of working with adopted children, children in school with emotional, behavioural and mental health issues and adults in the community as 1:1 therapy and group work
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Psychology Newcastle - Dr Mariam Majid
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Newcastle upon Tyne NE3
Thank you for visiting my profile. My name is Mariam and I am a registered Clinical Psychologist with over 15 years of experience working with adults with mental health problems. I am also trained in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR) both of which are evidence based psychological approaches to treat a wide range of emotional, behavioural and psychological difficulties including anxiety, depression, complex trauma, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), adjustment difficulties, self esteem etc. I also work with couples.
Thank you for visiting my profile. My name is Mariam and I am a registered Clinical Psychologist with over 15 years of experience working with adults with mental health problems. I am also trained in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR) both of which are evidence based psychological approaches to treat a wide range of emotional, behavioural and psychological difficulties including anxiety, depression, complex trauma, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), adjustment difficulties, self esteem etc. I also work with couples.
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Paul George Madden
Counsellor, MSc, BACP
Verified Verified
Newcastle upon Tyne NE1
There are many reasons why you may be seeking out a therapist to help with the issues you face in your life. You may be experiencing distressing feelings; you may be approaching important crossroads in life and you’re faced with uncertainty; you may feel like your confidence or self-esteem is low. It may also be something more difficult to put your finger on – you may have an unnameable sense that something just isn’t right with your internal world and you want to make a change. You may be wondering what it is that I can do to help, so let's start there...
There are many reasons why you may be seeking out a therapist to help with the issues you face in your life. You may be experiencing distressing feelings; you may be approaching important crossroads in life and you’re faced with uncertainty; you may feel like your confidence or self-esteem is low. It may also be something more difficult to put your finger on – you may have an unnameable sense that something just isn’t right with your internal world and you want to make a change. You may be wondering what it is that I can do to help, so let's start there...
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Jesmond Therapy Centre
Counsellor, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Newcastle upon Tyne NE2
We welcome you to a safe space....Coming for therapy can help you to identify what the issues are so that you can feel better about yourself, your relationships, your work and your life. All of our therapists are independent private practitioners with a great deal of experience of working with a vast range of issues in a variety of settings. We offer a wide range of daytime, late evening & Saturday appointments to fit around your busy schedule . If you're coming to us by car, we have free on-street parking and we are a few minutes walk from the nearest bus stop & metro stations.
We welcome you to a safe space....Coming for therapy can help you to identify what the issues are so that you can feel better about yourself, your relationships, your work and your life. All of our therapists are independent private practitioners with a great deal of experience of working with a vast range of issues in a variety of settings. We offer a wide range of daytime, late evening & Saturday appointments to fit around your busy schedule . If you're coming to us by car, we have free on-street parking and we are a few minutes walk from the nearest bus stop & metro stations.
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Jeannie Davison
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Newcastle upon Tyne NE2
Are you looking for a warm and supportive therapeutic environment to enable you make changes, heal and grow? I am an experienced UKCP registered counsellor/psychotherapist providing therapy tailored to meet your specific needs. I am qualified to and experienced in working with all mental health issues. I will always ask what the goal of therapy is for you and work with you in planning the best way for us to make sure that this is achieved.
Are you looking for a warm and supportive therapeutic environment to enable you make changes, heal and grow? I am an experienced UKCP registered counsellor/psychotherapist providing therapy tailored to meet your specific needs. I am qualified to and experienced in working with all mental health issues. I will always ask what the goal of therapy is for you and work with you in planning the best way for us to make sure that this is achieved.
0191 917 2246 View 0191 917 2246
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Dr Carolyn Law
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Newcastle upon Tyne NE20
Most importantly, I work with people, not diagnoses or labels. I specialise in working with those with a history of trauma, whether that’s one off events such as a car crash, sexual assault or attack, or layers of trauma in the form of childhood neglect/abuse, a military/medical career or an abusive relationship. I try to help my patients overcome their ongoing reactions to this trauma, such as nightmares, flashbacks, intrusive memories, high levels of anxiety and poor sleep. I also work with people experiencing moral injury and survivors guilt. Additionally, those experiencing depression, anxiety, OCD and relationship issues.
Most importantly, I work with people, not diagnoses or labels. I specialise in working with those with a history of trauma, whether that’s one off events such as a car crash, sexual assault or attack, or layers of trauma in the form of childhood neglect/abuse, a military/medical career or an abusive relationship. I try to help my patients overcome their ongoing reactions to this trauma, such as nightmares, flashbacks, intrusive memories, high levels of anxiety and poor sleep. I also work with people experiencing moral injury and survivors guilt. Additionally, those experiencing depression, anxiety, OCD and relationship issues.
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Dr Alicia Brown
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Newcastle upon Tyne NE6
I’m Alicia a Clinical Psychologist in Newcastle. I have a special interest in working with people who have experienced trauma (single event and complex). I use a number of evidence-based therapies including Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR), Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). I have over 10 years’ experience and working with adults with a wide range of difficulties including anxiety, depression, phobias, stress and self-esteem problems.
I’m Alicia a Clinical Psychologist in Newcastle. I have a special interest in working with people who have experienced trauma (single event and complex). I use a number of evidence-based therapies including Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR), Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). I have over 10 years’ experience and working with adults with a wide range of difficulties including anxiety, depression, phobias, stress and self-esteem problems.
0191 743 9317 View 0191 743 9317
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Dr Kristina Askew Westcott
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Newcastle upon Tyne NE2
Thank you for visiting my profile page. I am a Clinical Psychologist and accredited Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT) Practitioner with over 16 years experience working with adults with mental and physical health problems. I offer evidence based psychological assessment and therapy for a wide range of emotional, behavioural and psychological difficulties including anxiety, depression, low self esteem, relationship problems, trauma and post-traumatic stress, adjusting to medical conditions and treatment adherence. I work both individually (age 16+) and with couples.
Thank you for visiting my profile page. I am a Clinical Psychologist and accredited Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT) Practitioner with over 16 years experience working with adults with mental and physical health problems. I offer evidence based psychological assessment and therapy for a wide range of emotional, behavioural and psychological difficulties including anxiety, depression, low self esteem, relationship problems, trauma and post-traumatic stress, adjusting to medical conditions and treatment adherence. I work both individually (age 16+) and with couples.
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Margot Hardman
Counsellor, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Newcastle upon Tyne NE6
I am UKCP Registered Psychotherapeutic Counsellor with Children and Young People - I have 16years experience working within a CAMHS setting (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service) and privately since 2019. I have worked with children from 6yrs to 17yrs on issues including; anxiety, low mood, loss and bereavement, low self esteem, poor emotional regulation/behavioural issues, those with adverse childhood experiences, Looked After children, adopted children. I work creatively using drawing, story, enactment, and sandplay, in which I have completed further training. Systemic practice with families also informs my approach.
I am UKCP Registered Psychotherapeutic Counsellor with Children and Young People - I have 16years experience working within a CAMHS setting (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service) and privately since 2019. I have worked with children from 6yrs to 17yrs on issues including; anxiety, low mood, loss and bereavement, low self esteem, poor emotional regulation/behavioural issues, those with adverse childhood experiences, Looked After children, adopted children. I work creatively using drawing, story, enactment, and sandplay, in which I have completed further training. Systemic practice with families also informs my approach.
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Lyndsey Waugh
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Newcastle upon Tyne NE3
I am a professionally qualified psychotherapist, supervisor and trainer. Establishing in private practice in 2013, with private practices in Gosforth and Monkseaton. My knowledge and skills have developed through my psychotherapeutic work in private practice, I will share this knowledge with you where it would be helpful, to enable you to develop tools to use in everyday life beyond therapy. I’m particularly proud of my track record over the last nearly 10 years as a Psychotherapist & in practice, I consider myself friendly and warming, my passion, innovative ideas and solutions particularly around psycho-education with and adults.
I am a professionally qualified psychotherapist, supervisor and trainer. Establishing in private practice in 2013, with private practices in Gosforth and Monkseaton. My knowledge and skills have developed through my psychotherapeutic work in private practice, I will share this knowledge with you where it would be helpful, to enable you to develop tools to use in everyday life beyond therapy. I’m particularly proud of my track record over the last nearly 10 years as a Psychotherapist & in practice, I consider myself friendly and warming, my passion, innovative ideas and solutions particularly around psycho-education with and adults.
0191 743 9785 View 0191 743 9785
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Paul Grimmer
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Newcastle upon Tyne NE7
Hi, my name is Paul. I am a psychotherapist with 15 years of experience supporting people who are struggling with emotional and psychological distress. I offer a non-judgemental space to explore your difficulties with curiosity, compassion and sensitivity. I believe deeply that therapy can support healing, growth and recovery from adversity, trauma and distress, helping us to reconnect with feelings of safety in the present.
Hi, my name is Paul. I am a psychotherapist with 15 years of experience supporting people who are struggling with emotional and psychological distress. I offer a non-judgemental space to explore your difficulties with curiosity, compassion and sensitivity. I believe deeply that therapy can support healing, growth and recovery from adversity, trauma and distress, helping us to reconnect with feelings of safety in the present.
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Chris Stoker
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Newcastle upon Tyne NE6  (Online Only)
Have you or a loved one been struggling to cope with anxiety, feeling overwhelmed or low? Maybe social situations are difficult to face, or work and studies are harder to manage? Perhaps you've been experiencing unwanted and intrusive thoughts, or feeling driven to repeat certain actions. Doing the things that you used to be able to maybe just feels too heavy. If you're a loved one, maybe you've noticed your young person change from how they used to be. If any of this sounds familiar, I can help by providing a safe and open space to support you in overcoming these challenges. Please feel free to visit www.chpsychotherapies.com
Have you or a loved one been struggling to cope with anxiety, feeling overwhelmed or low? Maybe social situations are difficult to face, or work and studies are harder to manage? Perhaps you've been experiencing unwanted and intrusive thoughts, or feeling driven to repeat certain actions. Doing the things that you used to be able to maybe just feels too heavy. If you're a loved one, maybe you've noticed your young person change from how they used to be. If any of this sounds familiar, I can help by providing a safe and open space to support you in overcoming these challenges. Please feel free to visit www.chpsychotherapies.com
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Psychology One-to-One
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Newcastle upon Tyne NE3
I am a chartered clinical psychologist and offer prompt, high quality, face-to-face specialist psychological assessment and treatment for adults who are experiencing mental health issues, psychological difficulties, emotional distress and relationship difficulties. I can offer time-limited focused psychological interventions and also longer-term psychological therapy for an extensive range of difficulties. I care deeply about helping people to learn how to alleviate their suffering and bring about change and I provide a safe and comfortable space for this.
I am a chartered clinical psychologist and offer prompt, high quality, face-to-face specialist psychological assessment and treatment for adults who are experiencing mental health issues, psychological difficulties, emotional distress and relationship difficulties. I can offer time-limited focused psychological interventions and also longer-term psychological therapy for an extensive range of difficulties. I care deeply about helping people to learn how to alleviate their suffering and bring about change and I provide a safe and comfortable space for this.
0191 743 9302 View 0191 743 9302
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Next Step Psychotherapy & Wellbeing
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Newcastle upon Tyne NE3
Stop! No need to scroll further. Book Online Today! We are created for connection, you are not meant to do this alone. Whether you’re struggling with relationships, addiction, trauma, anxiety and depression to name a few, our team of friendly therapists are fully qualified & experienced and are at hand to help. We want to make you feel at at ease and make sure you feel comfortable in a safe and confidential environment, all of which is our top priority.
Stop! No need to scroll further. Book Online Today! We are created for connection, you are not meant to do this alone. Whether you’re struggling with relationships, addiction, trauma, anxiety and depression to name a few, our team of friendly therapists are fully qualified & experienced and are at hand to help. We want to make you feel at at ease and make sure you feel comfortable in a safe and confidential environment, all of which is our top priority.
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Paul Agar
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Newcastle upon Tyne NE3
Waitlist for new clients
Hello, thank you for viewing my profile. I am an EMDR Consultant/ Clinical Supervior and an accredited practitioner with the British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP). With over a decade of experience my roles prior have included, counsellor, mental health trainer, suicide interventions trainer, hospital discharge worker and mental health coordinator, working predominately in third-sector settings.
Hello, thank you for viewing my profile. I am an EMDR Consultant/ Clinical Supervior and an accredited practitioner with the British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP). With over a decade of experience my roles prior have included, counsellor, mental health trainer, suicide interventions trainer, hospital discharge worker and mental health coordinator, working predominately in third-sector settings.
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Sarah Smith
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Newcastle upon Tyne NE2
Hi, I’m Sarah. My own healing journey led me to become a qualified psychotherapist and yoga teacher - I believe in the process and understand it takes courage to reach out. I have ten years of experience supporting people of different ages and backgrounds in various settings. I am passionate about supporting women to feel less anxious and more confident. I work with stress, anxiety, trauma, loss, change, identity, belonging, self-confidence and relationship issues. I'll be with you 'in the mess' and journey with you towards meaningful change.
Hi, I’m Sarah. My own healing journey led me to become a qualified psychotherapist and yoga teacher - I believe in the process and understand it takes courage to reach out. I have ten years of experience supporting people of different ages and backgrounds in various settings. I am passionate about supporting women to feel less anxious and more confident. I work with stress, anxiety, trauma, loss, change, identity, belonging, self-confidence and relationship issues. I'll be with you 'in the mess' and journey with you towards meaningful change.
0191 743 3588 View 0191 743 3588
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Denise Hopkins
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Newcastle upon Tyne NE3
Would you like nurturing, healing and growth to help you rewrite your story and embrace your self worth? Do you feel depressed, anxious or stuck? Do you feel you struggle to be happy or that happiness is a fleeting thought that never really stays around for long? Do you find relationships are difficult and you can't seem to understand why? Do you recognise repetitive patterns in your life that you wish to change? Are you willing to explore and understand the feelings and emotions that are related to your experiences and reflect on what is happening to seek alternative ways to heal? If so, I can help!
Would you like nurturing, healing and growth to help you rewrite your story and embrace your self worth? Do you feel depressed, anxious or stuck? Do you feel you struggle to be happy or that happiness is a fleeting thought that never really stays around for long? Do you find relationships are difficult and you can't seem to understand why? Do you recognise repetitive patterns in your life that you wish to change? Are you willing to explore and understand the feelings and emotions that are related to your experiences and reflect on what is happening to seek alternative ways to heal? If so, I can help!
0191 917 9319 View 0191 917 9319

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Attachment-based Counsellors

Is attachment-based therapy the same as attachment therapy?

Attachment-based therapy may be confused with what is called “attachment therapy” (sometimes called “holding therapy”), a discredited and dangerous approach to treating children with attachment disorders, autism, or other mental health concerns. Attachment therapy—not attachment-based therapy—may involve restraining a child, forcing eye contact, and other coercive or abusive techniques. None of these practices are used in attachment-based therapy and the two modalities are in no way related.

What should I expect from attachment-based therapy?

Attachment-based therapy is based on attachment theory, which posits that children’s early relationships with their caregivers strongly influence their ability to navigate the world later in life. Thus, adults who seek attachment-based therapy should expect to deeply explore their childhood, identifying the dynamics or experiences that disrupted their attachment and the steps necessary to overcome challenges that arose as a result. Parents and children should expect to explore the possible factors that disrupted the parent-child relationship and work toward restoring trust and connection.

How long does attachment-based therapy last?

Certain forms of attachment-based therapy, especially those designed for parents and children, last for a set number of sessions; for example, Attachment and Biobehavioural Catch-Up, a specific attachment-based approach for young children who have undergone early adversity, unfolds over 10 one-hour sessions. When attachment-based therapy is practiced on adults or combined with other modalities, it may not last a specific length of time; clients may wish to ask prospective therapists how long they expect treatment to take.

Does attachment-based therapy work?

Most of the research on attachment-based therapy focuses on children and adolescents. Some of this research shows a positive effect, especially for attachment-based family therapy (ABFT). Other studies, however, have found that attachment-based therapy is no more effective than other approaches to childhood depression, anxiety, or suicidality. Less is known about the therapy’s efficacy on adult populations.