About counselling

What is counselling and psychotherapy?

Counselling and psychotherapy provides a confidential, safe and supportive environment in which you can talk through any issues causing you difficulties or concern.

Both therapies can help you to make sense of your feelings, make changes in your life or come to terms with things that can’t be changed.  It can help you to focus on issues and clarify them.

Why do people come for therapy?

People access therapy for all sorts of reasons including:

Anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, self-harm, panic, unwanted thoughts, family and relationship problems, divorce, bereavement, past issues, childhood abuse, addiction, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, confidence issues….to name but a few.

However, some people don’t know why they are feeling the way they do and sometimes just don’t feel right. Therapy can help you to clarify what is going on and help you to feel in a more settled place.

How often are sessions and how long do they last?

Therapy sessions usually take place weekly and last for approximately 50 minutes.

How much do sessions cost?

The cost per session is £45.  However, I do offer reduced fees for students and those on benefits. Please do get in touch if you’d like to find out more about this.

How many sessions will I need?

This depends entirely on yourself and the issues you bring to counselling. Some people come for just a few sessions and feel ready to stop whilst others may come for a year or so.

Where do sessions take place?

All sessions take place in Whitley Bay town centre close to all public transportation links.

Are sessions confidential?

Yes, sessions are entirely confidential with the exception of disclosures of child protection and suicide risk.



“Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says I’ll try again tomorrow.” – Mary Anne Radmacher