Bob Finch BSc, PGDip (counselling), MBACP (Accred), FCIH, MCMI, CMgr.

Bob Finch BSc, PGDip (counselling), MBACP (Accred), FCIH, MCMI, CMgr.

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South Shields
Tyne & Wear

0191 4545535 / 07515 459484

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South Shields
Tyne & Wear

0191 4545535 / 07515 459484

About me

Do you feel as if your soul needs healing? I believe that counselling is about healing of the soul/emotions. Guilt, fear, shame, worry, anxiety, past hurts can all damage us at a deep level. As a person centred counsellor I can enable you to achieve wholeness and healing.

If you are anxious or uncertain about counseling I am happy to meet up with you for 30 min., free of charge, for an informal chat about what to expect etc. Absolutely no obligation to book up on the day.

I am a fully qualified and a Registered Member MBACP (Accredited) counsellor/psychotherapist. I work from a person centred perspective, this means I believe you are the expert about yourself my role is to enable you to work through your issues. I am an accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. The counselling role is important to me and it gives me great fulfillment to see people move on in their lives in a happier, healthier way.

I have gained a lot of experience working with adults who were abused as children as well as with more general counselling.

I understand that approaching a counsellor for the first time can be difficult or daunting. I can guarantee that you will be treated with care and I will provide a safe and comfortable environment for counselling. Please do give me a call and we can discuss how I can help you.

Please look at my video below explaining how I work.

There is also a mindfulness meditation that you might like to listen to if you are experiencing anxiety.

Training, qualifications & experience

Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling (Durham University)

Member: British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (accredited)
Registered counsellor (Professional Standards Authority for Health & Social Care)

Member: Association for Pastoral and Spiritual Care and Counselling
Other non-counselling qualifications: wqwBACP_more.jpg
Chartered Manager
Fellow: Chartered Institute of Housing
Member: Chartered Management Institute

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Spiritual crisis, Dissociative Identity Dissorder

Photos & videos

  • Mindfulness: body scan meditation
  • Interested in counselling? Let me explain how I practice.
  • card payment type


£50 per session but open to negotiation where there is financial hardship. Cash or card

Maps & Directions

South Shields, NE34

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Monday to Friday 9.00 am to 6.00 pm Sat 9.00 am to 2.00 pm Sunday closed.

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme