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Julia Parkinson
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Hello. I am an experienced, compassionate counsellor / psychotherapist and EMDR practitioner working face to face, online or by telephone. Therapy can make a huge positive difference to your life, but I know that accessing it can be daunting, so I will make the process as comfortable as possible. Working in various sectors over the years, I have gained experience in working with many different issues, for example bereavement and loss, low self esteem, life changes, domestic abuse, issues around identity, culture, sexual violence, anxiety, relationships, employment issues, health or disability, anger, fertility and low mood.
Hello. I am an experienced, compassionate counsellor / psychotherapist and EMDR practitioner working face to face, online or by telephone. Therapy can make a huge positive difference to your life, but I know that accessing it can be daunting, so I will make the process as comfortable as possible. Working in various sectors over the years, I have gained experience in working with many different issues, for example bereavement and loss, low self esteem, life changes, domestic abuse, issues around identity, culture, sexual violence, anxiety, relationships, employment issues, health or disability, anger, fertility and low mood.
0191 743 2164 View 0191 743 2164
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Dr Jenna Kirtley
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hi, I am Jenna, a Clinical Psychologist and EMDR Therapist with a particular specialism in working with individuals who have experienced relationship difficulties, trauma and complex trauma. I have also previously worked in services supporting Military Veterans. I am passionate about empowering individuals to find ways to make positive changes to their lives and heal from past trauma, and am able to adapt my approach based on your specific needs. I find it important to listen to someone’s story and to help them make sense of the difficulties they are facing, with consideration of social, relational, economic and cultural factors.
Hi, I am Jenna, a Clinical Psychologist and EMDR Therapist with a particular specialism in working with individuals who have experienced relationship difficulties, trauma and complex trauma. I have also previously worked in services supporting Military Veterans. I am passionate about empowering individuals to find ways to make positive changes to their lives and heal from past trauma, and am able to adapt my approach based on your specific needs. I find it important to listen to someone’s story and to help them make sense of the difficulties they are facing, with consideration of social, relational, economic and cultural factors.
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N E Holistic
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
I am a qualified and experienced person-centred counsellor, offering online, telephone, and face-to-face therapy in the North Shields area. I work at your pace, specialising in depression, trauma, anxiety, addiction, relationship and emotional difficulties. Past trauma or life events may feel difficult to cope with and leave you feeling anxious, depressed or stuck in unhelpful patterns of behaviour causing you conflict and anxiety. If you are considering counselling for the first time or have experienced therapy in the past or have struggled to find a solution that feels right for you, taking that first step is a sign of strength
I am a qualified and experienced person-centred counsellor, offering online, telephone, and face-to-face therapy in the North Shields area. I work at your pace, specialising in depression, trauma, anxiety, addiction, relationship and emotional difficulties. Past trauma or life events may feel difficult to cope with and leave you feeling anxious, depressed or stuck in unhelpful patterns of behaviour causing you conflict and anxiety. If you are considering counselling for the first time or have experienced therapy in the past or have struggled to find a solution that feels right for you, taking that first step is a sign of strength
0191 743 3326 View 0191 743 3326
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Just Jack Counselling Services
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Just Jack Counselling Services is exactly that, Just a normal guy called "Jack" who provides professional counselling services. A front line War Veteran whose been through some shit, both in the military and in my private life. It's fair to say I am not your stereotypical counsellor, what I am is just some guy who has struggled at times and as a result of those struggles went to university and got my BA Honours degree in Counselling in order to be able to help others understand their shit and get through it, "fall down seven times stand up eight". We all have our own demons to fight but that doesn't mean we have to fight them alone
Just Jack Counselling Services is exactly that, Just a normal guy called "Jack" who provides professional counselling services. A front line War Veteran whose been through some shit, both in the military and in my private life. It's fair to say I am not your stereotypical counsellor, what I am is just some guy who has struggled at times and as a result of those struggles went to university and got my BA Honours degree in Counselling in order to be able to help others understand their shit and get through it, "fall down seven times stand up eight". We all have our own demons to fight but that doesn't mean we have to fight them alone
0191 743 9570 View 0191 743 9570
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Peter Robinson-Vernon
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
I have a wide range of experience in clinical issues, I have worked with a range of ages from three years to sixty six year old clients. Specialising in anger management, bereavement, loss, stress, anxiety and depression, relationships and men's issues. All mental health issues can be talked about in person or via cyber counselling. I also offer experienced clinical supervision for counsellors, feel free to contact me for more information
I have a wide range of experience in clinical issues, I have worked with a range of ages from three years to sixty six year old clients. Specialising in anger management, bereavement, loss, stress, anxiety and depression, relationships and men's issues. All mental health issues can be talked about in person or via cyber counselling. I also offer experienced clinical supervision for counsellors, feel free to contact me for more information
0191 917 9619 View 0191 917 9619
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Melanie Charnock Psychotherapy and Counselling
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Asking for help is not always easy, especially when you’re struggling with something that’s very close to you. I understand how daunting that first step of reaching out and contacting a therapist can be, which is why I always strive to provide a safe, friendly and non-judgemental space for therapy sessions. I am committed to working alongside you and through mutual discussions providing you with the strategies and tools that are the best fit for you. I have a special interest in transgenerational influences which can present as childhood trauma, attachment difficulties, anxiety and personality disorders.
Asking for help is not always easy, especially when you’re struggling with something that’s very close to you. I understand how daunting that first step of reaching out and contacting a therapist can be, which is why I always strive to provide a safe, friendly and non-judgemental space for therapy sessions. I am committed to working alongside you and through mutual discussions providing you with the strategies and tools that are the best fit for you. I have a special interest in transgenerational influences which can present as childhood trauma, attachment difficulties, anxiety and personality disorders.
0191 917 9377 View 0191 917 9377
Photo of Tracy Woodhouse, MNCPS Acc., Counsellor
Tracy Woodhouse
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Qualified Clinical Supervisor and Counsellor. My driving force is that I care deeply for people who are suffering when their life isn't working as they need it to, but don't know where to start, or even if it is possible to change or do things differently. Are you stuck? I'm here to help. I provide safe, confidential and professional support to facilitate change through difficult times offering Person Centred Counselling, Cognitive Behavioual Therapy and Self Compassion Mindfulness. Contact us for a free no obligation telephone initial consultation. Easily accessible as we are situated on the ground floor.
Qualified Clinical Supervisor and Counsellor. My driving force is that I care deeply for people who are suffering when their life isn't working as they need it to, but don't know where to start, or even if it is possible to change or do things differently. Are you stuck? I'm here to help. I provide safe, confidential and professional support to facilitate change through difficult times offering Person Centred Counselling, Cognitive Behavioual Therapy and Self Compassion Mindfulness. Contact us for a free no obligation telephone initial consultation. Easily accessible as we are situated on the ground floor.
0191 580 4413 View 0191 580 4413
Photo of Karen Ambelez Counsellor Clinical Supervisor, MBACP, Counsellor
Karen Ambelez Counsellor Clinical Supervisor
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Struggling to cope with negative emotions can feel very isolating and, by the nature of some problems, guilt and shame can make us feel stigmatised and prevent us reaching out for support even when its not our fault. People come to counselling for all kinds of reasons from childhood trauma to life events as adults such as divorce, bereavement and stress and what they all have in common is a desire to feel better and begin to enjoy life. Some people find they use alcohol or drugs in an attempt to cope with their feelings but inventively this creates more problems.
Struggling to cope with negative emotions can feel very isolating and, by the nature of some problems, guilt and shame can make us feel stigmatised and prevent us reaching out for support even when its not our fault. People come to counselling for all kinds of reasons from childhood trauma to life events as adults such as divorce, bereavement and stress and what they all have in common is a desire to feel better and begin to enjoy life. Some people find they use alcohol or drugs in an attempt to cope with their feelings but inventively this creates more problems.
07480 535288 View 07480 535288

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in NE29

< 10

Counsellors in NE29 who prioritize treating:

100% Relationship Issues
100% Anxiety
100% Domestic Abuse
100% Self Esteem
100% Stress
89% Depression
89% Bereavement

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

75% Aviva
75% Vitality
50% Bupa

How Counsellors in NE29 see their clients

100% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

67% Female
33% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in NE29?

Search for nearby therapists or counsellors by inputting your city, postcode, or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or postcode into the search bar.

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Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

Counsellors and Psychotherapists listed in the directory are members of the main professional associations, mainly the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP). Most Psychologists in the directory are accredited members of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and/or are registered in the Health and Care Professions Council (HPCP).

Providers whose professional membership or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Given that professional memberships are not a statutory requirement for psychotherapists and counsellors in the UK, certain qualified professionals or organisations may choose not to maintain such memberships despite possessing the necessary qualifications. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counsellor?

Counsellors, psychotherapists and psychologists can all provide counselling or talking therapy and have credentials and experience that enable them to do so in the UK. Psychologists have earned a degree in psychology and many are members of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and have completed a postgraduate qualification in a specialism. Counsellors and Psychotherapists are not required to have a psychology degree, but to belong to a professional organisation such as the BACP or UKCP, they are required to have completed a training course as well as clinical and supervision hours.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the UK could be between £30 - £60 when seeing a counsellor and £60 - £150 and up when seeing a clinical psychologist. If you have private insurance, your plan may cover some if not all of your sessions. You should contact your insurance provider to determine if they provide coverage for therapy sessions and to determine what, if any, requirements they might have in order for your sessions to be covered, such as a referral from your GP or medical specialist.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

If you are struggling to access therapy due to budget constraints, you could also consider public funded mental health services. The NHS Talking therapies programme offers free of charge counselling for common mental health problems like anxiety and depression. The service is available to anyone registered with a GP, though you do not necessarily need to be referred by your GP and can refer yourself directly to a Talking therapies service. The service will provide different solutions, including group and individual therapy, for a limited number of sessions which are generally up to six.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your postcode.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Therapists who are part of a professional organisation such as the BACP, the UKCP, or BPS are bound by an ethical framework that requires them to uphold a confidentiality agreement. Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship and only under specific circumstances, such as when there has been participation in a criminal act or act of terror, or if there is potential or known harm to the client or others, will a therapist be obligated to break the agreement. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed during the initial consultation.