Female Counselling in Newcastle upon Tyne, ENG

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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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Dr Barbara Medea
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Newcastle upon Tyne NE3
Waitlist for new clients
Do you often get overwhelmed with difficult emotions, thoughts or memories and find it hard to cope? Do you ever feel like not fitting in? Do you often beat yourself up or feel like your own worst enemy? I know first hand what it means to deal with these issues and therapy has helped me tremendously with them. I have then trained in evidence-based approaches like CBT to support people like you heal from painful life experiences, learn how to cope with their emotions and thoughts and feel more content within themselves. I am a native Italian psychologist and can also help clients who deal with difficulties related to being an expat.
Do you often get overwhelmed with difficult emotions, thoughts or memories and find it hard to cope? Do you ever feel like not fitting in? Do you often beat yourself up or feel like your own worst enemy? I know first hand what it means to deal with these issues and therapy has helped me tremendously with them. I have then trained in evidence-based approaches like CBT to support people like you heal from painful life experiences, learn how to cope with their emotions and thoughts and feel more content within themselves. I am a native Italian psychologist and can also help clients who deal with difficulties related to being an expat.
0191 743 9442 View 0191 743 9442
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Safe Space Psychology - Dr Stephanie Kelly
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Newcastle upon Tyne NE2
I am a Clinical Psychologist with experience working with clients struggling with relational difficulties, trauma and other emotional and other psychological difficulties such as complex grief, low mood and anxiety. Working with male, female and non-binary clients, my aim is to personalise all therapeutic approaches to each individual client's specific needs. Over the years, I have worked in a wide variety of settings including acute and secure hospitals, community mental health services as well as in custodial settings with experience supporting adults, adolescents and families.
I am a Clinical Psychologist with experience working with clients struggling with relational difficulties, trauma and other emotional and other psychological difficulties such as complex grief, low mood and anxiety. Working with male, female and non-binary clients, my aim is to personalise all therapeutic approaches to each individual client's specific needs. Over the years, I have worked in a wide variety of settings including acute and secure hospitals, community mental health services as well as in custodial settings with experience supporting adults, adolescents and families.
0191 743 0381 View 0191 743 0381
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Helen Gifford
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Newcastle upon Tyne NE3
Being a young adults and parenting young people is complex and sometimes some help is beneficial. Counselling, is confidential support to offload, get perspective and gain the tools to find your way and is especially useful in periods of transition. It can be in the comfort of a therapy room or your own home, school or workplace. This support can help in different areas; depression, grief and loss, anxiety, relationship difficulties, obsessive thoughts, anger problems, self esteem, addictions, abuse, domestic violence, bullying, self harm, suicidal thoughts, as well as many others.
Being a young adults and parenting young people is complex and sometimes some help is beneficial. Counselling, is confidential support to offload, get perspective and gain the tools to find your way and is especially useful in periods of transition. It can be in the comfort of a therapy room or your own home, school or workplace. This support can help in different areas; depression, grief and loss, anxiety, relationship difficulties, obsessive thoughts, anger problems, self esteem, addictions, abuse, domestic violence, bullying, self harm, suicidal thoughts, as well as many others.
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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.
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Gem Sheinman
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Newcastle upon Tyne NE6  (Online Only)
I am a qualified Psychotherapeutic Counsellor who practises person centred and transactional analysis therapy. I am a LGBTQ+ and neurodivergent identified therapist, and I centre my practise in working with Queer / neurodivergent people to negotiate relationships, lives and family dynamics. I understand that our intersecting identities impact our lived experience, and I work with you to fully understand your identity so that we can best work together towards a fuller, more authentic and enriching life.
I am a qualified Psychotherapeutic Counsellor who practises person centred and transactional analysis therapy. I am a LGBTQ+ and neurodivergent identified therapist, and I centre my practise in working with Queer / neurodivergent people to negotiate relationships, lives and family dynamics. I understand that our intersecting identities impact our lived experience, and I work with you to fully understand your identity so that we can best work together towards a fuller, more authentic and enriching life.
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Susie Warburton Brown
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Newcastle upon Tyne NE1
Not accepting new clients
Whether you feel depressed, angry, stuck, anxious, fearful, overwhelmed, stressed, ​self-critical, disconnected or numb, I can lovingly support you to ​feel better, get clarity, increase self-acceptance, and empower yourself to heal and grow​. ​Hello, my name is Susie and I live with my husband and two teenage daughters in Newcastle. ​I have developed my deeply healing, compassionate, spiritual and mindful therapy through two decades of personal healing and inner work and over 10 years of empowering hundreds of therapy clients to change and grow.
Whether you feel depressed, angry, stuck, anxious, fearful, overwhelmed, stressed, ​self-critical, disconnected or numb, I can lovingly support you to ​feel better, get clarity, increase self-acceptance, and empower yourself to heal and grow​. ​Hello, my name is Susie and I live with my husband and two teenage daughters in Newcastle. ​I have developed my deeply healing, compassionate, spiritual and mindful therapy through two decades of personal healing and inner work and over 10 years of empowering hundreds of therapy clients to change and grow.
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Carolyn Moir
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Newcastle upon Tyne NE3
I am a BACP accredited counsellor and have been practising for around 10 years. I have spent much of that time working in a primary care setting (short-term NHS counselling) and have also worked in universities and the charity sector. I have supported clients with a range of issues, such as depression, anxiety, bereavement, relationships, self-esteem, abuse, working through transitional life experiences, and many others. I also have experience of supporting people who have been affected by domestic and sexual violence. I work in person or by telephone.
I am a BACP accredited counsellor and have been practising for around 10 years. I have spent much of that time working in a primary care setting (short-term NHS counselling) and have also worked in universities and the charity sector. I have supported clients with a range of issues, such as depression, anxiety, bereavement, relationships, self-esteem, abuse, working through transitional life experiences, and many others. I also have experience of supporting people who have been affected by domestic and sexual violence. I work in person or by telephone.
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Lorna Evans | The Mind Movement
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Newcastle upon Tyne NE2
Hi, I'm Lorna, an experienced psychotherapist (UKCP). I offer you a safe, encouraging, and warm relationship, enabling you to work through present or past issues contributing to your mental and physical well-being. I have extensive experience working with Neurodivergent clients, including ADHD and autism, and I'm neurodivergent.
Hi, I'm Lorna, an experienced psychotherapist (UKCP). I offer you a safe, encouraging, and warm relationship, enabling you to work through present or past issues contributing to your mental and physical well-being. I have extensive experience working with Neurodivergent clients, including ADHD and autism, and I'm neurodivergent.
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Dr Christine Price
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Newcastle upon Tyne NE3
With over 25 years of qualified experience as a Clinical Psychologist, I have treated a wide range of difficulties. Whether you're dealing with professional burn out or mental health issues, my career has been about helping people with all kinds of challenges. These include anxiety and panic; depression; health anxiety; intrusive thoughts, obsessive compulsive disorder; work stress/burn out; personal stress; adjustment to life transitions; coping with chronic illness; relationship issues; bereavement and loss; emotional regulation, self-esteem issues as well as others.
With over 25 years of qualified experience as a Clinical Psychologist, I have treated a wide range of difficulties. Whether you're dealing with professional burn out or mental health issues, my career has been about helping people with all kinds of challenges. These include anxiety and panic; depression; health anxiety; intrusive thoughts, obsessive compulsive disorder; work stress/burn out; personal stress; adjustment to life transitions; coping with chronic illness; relationship issues; bereavement and loss; emotional regulation, self-esteem issues as well as others.
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Fiona Wright
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Newcastle upon Tyne NE2
Hi, I'm Fiona, I'm an accredited counsellor with over 9 years of experience working in a variety of settings. Whatever difficulties you are experiencing I can provide you with a safe and confidential space to talk through your problems at your own pace. I will listen, without judgement, and be genuine, empathic and respectful, providing a supportive therapeutic relationship which research has shown as essential for effective therapy. I'm an integrative therapist and so adapt my counselling approach to the individual needs of each person. I often draw in elements compassion focused therapy and cognitive behaviour therapy.
Hi, I'm Fiona, I'm an accredited counsellor with over 9 years of experience working in a variety of settings. Whatever difficulties you are experiencing I can provide you with a safe and confidential space to talk through your problems at your own pace. I will listen, without judgement, and be genuine, empathic and respectful, providing a supportive therapeutic relationship which research has shown as essential for effective therapy. I'm an integrative therapist and so adapt my counselling approach to the individual needs of each person. I often draw in elements compassion focused therapy and cognitive behaviour therapy.
0191 580 4200 View 0191 580 4200
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Gemma M Paterson
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Newcastle upon Tyne NE12
Hi, I'm Gemma, I specialise in the treatment of complex trauma (childhood/adulthood). You may notice that you're a people pleaser, or a perfectionist and you might have a strong sense that you're an impostor and don't deserve to have what you have achieved. Perhaps you and the people around you notice that you can react to situations in an exaggerated way with frustration. Perhaps you're struggling with trusting others and therefore have difficulty sustaining relationships or perhaps there are ongoing disputes. You may also struggle to sleep and difficult dreams or remembering difficult moments, places and people from the past.
Hi, I'm Gemma, I specialise in the treatment of complex trauma (childhood/adulthood). You may notice that you're a people pleaser, or a perfectionist and you might have a strong sense that you're an impostor and don't deserve to have what you have achieved. Perhaps you and the people around you notice that you can react to situations in an exaggerated way with frustration. Perhaps you're struggling with trusting others and therefore have difficulty sustaining relationships or perhaps there are ongoing disputes. You may also struggle to sleep and difficult dreams or remembering difficult moments, places and people from the past.
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Anne Morrison
Verified Verified
Newcastle upon Tyne NE27  (Online Only)
As a busy professional you may feel you don't have time to be stressed and anxious yet you do. You feel under pressure, can't take time off and don't like letting others down. Many of my clients come to me with similar concerns. They often say "I thought I was stronger than this". When we start to talk about what lead them to make an appointment it turns out there have been a number of life-changing experiences that haven't been dealt with. Then something else happens that just 'tripped' them up and they now feel overwhelmed and unable to cope. I help them lead a happier, healthier life where they feel more confident and in control.
As a busy professional you may feel you don't have time to be stressed and anxious yet you do. You feel under pressure, can't take time off and don't like letting others down. Many of my clients come to me with similar concerns. They often say "I thought I was stronger than this". When we start to talk about what lead them to make an appointment it turns out there have been a number of life-changing experiences that haven't been dealt with. Then something else happens that just 'tripped' them up and they now feel overwhelmed and unable to cope. I help them lead a happier, healthier life where they feel more confident and in control.
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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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Kate Upshall Gestalt Therapy
Counsellor, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Newcastle upon Tyne NE6
Not accepting new clients
You may be dealing with difficulties such as anxiety or depression, the impact of past experiences or trauma, difficulties in relationships, a period of transition or change in your life, your sense of self or identity, grief or loss. Or perhaps you're interested in finding a new direction or meaning in your life. Whatever your reasons for considering therapy, I'd be happy to meet with you and discuss how Gestalt therapy can help.
You may be dealing with difficulties such as anxiety or depression, the impact of past experiences or trauma, difficulties in relationships, a period of transition or change in your life, your sense of self or identity, grief or loss. Or perhaps you're interested in finding a new direction or meaning in your life. Whatever your reasons for considering therapy, I'd be happy to meet with you and discuss how Gestalt therapy can help.
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Georgia Fragkouli
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Newcastle upon Tyne NE2
Waitlist for new clients
I am an Integrative Humanistic Psychotherapist and Psychotherapeutic Counsellor with specialisation in adults, children and young people. I am an Accredited Member by UKCP and a Registered Member of BACP. I offer therapy face to face and online. I practice in English and Greek. I work in a relational, attuned, and holistic way with clients. Clients say I am calm, gentle, and warm. In a non-judgmental, safe, caring, and confidential space, i help clients to go through psychological challenges by improving their relationship with themselves and others, as well as cope with everyday stressors and live more fulfilling lives.
I am an Integrative Humanistic Psychotherapist and Psychotherapeutic Counsellor with specialisation in adults, children and young people. I am an Accredited Member by UKCP and a Registered Member of BACP. I offer therapy face to face and online. I practice in English and Greek. I work in a relational, attuned, and holistic way with clients. Clients say I am calm, gentle, and warm. In a non-judgmental, safe, caring, and confidential space, i help clients to go through psychological challenges by improving their relationship with themselves and others, as well as cope with everyday stressors and live more fulfilling lives.
0191 743 6502 View 0191 743 6502
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Dr Charley Blackwell
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Newcastle upon Tyne NE1
When we experience difficult life events we develop ways of coping and finding a way forward. Later in life, this can result in behaviours and emotions that are no longer serving us. This might present as difficulties such as depression, anxiety, eating difficulties or substance use, but you may simply feel 'stuck' or unsatisfied with life. It is likely that in our work together we will need to talk about your past experiences and important relationships, and explore patterns of behaviour and relating to others and yourself in the here and now, to consider what has brought you to this point and how to create meaningful change.
When we experience difficult life events we develop ways of coping and finding a way forward. Later in life, this can result in behaviours and emotions that are no longer serving us. This might present as difficulties such as depression, anxiety, eating difficulties or substance use, but you may simply feel 'stuck' or unsatisfied with life. It is likely that in our work together we will need to talk about your past experiences and important relationships, and explore patterns of behaviour and relating to others and yourself in the here and now, to consider what has brought you to this point and how to create meaningful change.
0113 519 9952 View 0113 519 9952
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Lina Schuerholz
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Newcastle upon Tyne NE1  (Online Only)
Hi there, my name is Lina. I am a psychodynamic counsellor, which means I usually look at how past experiences, conflicts, or trauma impact on your current distress. First and foremost, I put the client counsellor relationship at heart, offering a non-judgemental, safe space. In our sessions, we might explore family dynamics, relationships or self-esteem, but my approach is client led where you can bring whatever you need.
Hi there, my name is Lina. I am a psychodynamic counsellor, which means I usually look at how past experiences, conflicts, or trauma impact on your current distress. First and foremost, I put the client counsellor relationship at heart, offering a non-judgemental, safe space. In our sessions, we might explore family dynamics, relationships or self-esteem, but my approach is client led where you can bring whatever you need.
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Great Minds Psychology
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Newcastle upon Tyne NE2
Victoria is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist with over 20 year’s experience in the NHS and private sector. She has a special interest in supporting adults with emotional difficulties that they may face around their physical health conditions. She has has extensive experience of working with anxiety, low mood, adjustment and relationship issues. She also has a special interest in trauma and uses EMDR to formulate and work with adults who have experienced complex or single event traumas.
Victoria is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist with over 20 year’s experience in the NHS and private sector. She has a special interest in supporting adults with emotional difficulties that they may face around their physical health conditions. She has has extensive experience of working with anxiety, low mood, adjustment and relationship issues. She also has a special interest in trauma and uses EMDR to formulate and work with adults who have experienced complex or single event traumas.
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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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Female Counsellors

Does it matter what gender my therapist is?

In general, this is not an important factor, as there is no relationship between a therapist’s gender and their efficacy. Some clients, however, prefer to see therapists of a particular gender, whether due to their own past experiences with men and women, or ingrained beliefs about how people of different genders think and behave. Exploring the roots of such preferences and considering what one wants to address in therapy can help someone determine whether their therapist’s gender truly matters to them.

Should I see a female therapist?

Many people—not just women—prefer to see a female therapist, either because they believe that a woman will be able to relate to their specific challenges (for example, sexism in the workplace) or because they imagine feeling more comfortable disclosing sensitive information to a woman. Such beliefs may not turn out to be accurate, however, and adhering too rigidly to a gender preference can at times hinder a client from finding the best therapeutic match.

Do therapists get specific training to help with women’s concerns?

Therapists are trained to provide care to clients of any gender. However, some therapists—both men and women—may pursue additional training in feminist therapy, gender-specific issues, or women’s mental health. Female clients may wish to ask prospective therapists whether they have received specific training in the client’s primary area(s) of concern, or whether they have worked extensively with women on issues similar to their own.

How can I inquire about a therapist’s experience in treating women?

It’s OK—even encouraged!—to ask a therapist directly whether and how often they have treated women in the past, or whether they have treated women dealing with the client’s most prominent concern(s). Competent therapists will be happy to share their educational background, preferred treatment modalities, and prior client experience to help an individual find the therapist best suited to their needs.