Oonagh Atkinson MBACP (Accred)

Oonagh Atkinson MBACP (Accred)

Chester Le Street
Co Durham

Churchill House
Mosley Street
Newcastle Upon Tyne
Tyne And Wear

0191 3891188 / 07780007644

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Chester Le Street
Co Durham

Churchill House
Mosley Street
Newcastle Upon Tyne
Tyne And Wear

0191 3891188 / 07780007644

About me

I have eight years experience of counselling in a variety of settings. I work with individuals, couples, older adults, children and young people. I offer skilled, confidential counselling in safe, comfortable environments in areas of County Durham (Chester le Street & Newton Aycliffe), Newcastle upon Tyne and South Tyneside.

I work from from a client centred perspective drawing on approaches which are best suited to the individual. My aim is to support the client whilst working towards greater personal understanding. I believe the relationship developed is key to successful exploration and change. I also enjoy using creative means to explore issues with clients.

I have experience working with:

- generalised anxiety
- depression
- bereavement and loss
- relationship issues
- workplace related issues
- family issues
- low confidence/self-esteem
- image issues
- carer support
- working with elderly clients experiencing loneliness and life change
- bullying
- abuse (emotional, sexual and physical)
- pregnancy related issues (miscarriage, loss late in pregnancy)
- post natal depression
- living with terminal illness
- emotional eating issues

as well as others highlighted below.

i am committed to my own personal and professional development, currently undertaking a Level 5 Diploma in CBT and undergo regular monthly supervision.

I also enjoy joy working with young people age 13+ who have issues with low self-esteem, struggle to feel they 'fit in' to their surroundings and/or who are having difficulty at home - I have found that offering a safe environment to express fears and anxieties in a non-judgemental relationship can lead to greater understanding of where they are on their own journey.

Four years ago I became Director of The Road Centre Ltd in Chester le Street.  The Road Centre has been a well established counselling service for 20 years providing individual, children & young people and family therapy. 

Counselling is provided in safe, comfortable environments in five locations - Chester le Street, Newton Aycliffe, Murton, Newcastle upon Tyne and South Tyneside. Appointments are available early evening as well as during the day.  Skype counselling is also available on request.

Training, qualifications & experience

BACP Accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapist
Level 5 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
UKRCP Registered Indepedent Counsellor
Currently studying Level 5 Diploma in CBT

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Other therapies available:

The Road Centre also offers children and young people therapy, family therapy, CBT therapy, supervision, mediation and mentoring.

All therapists who work at The Road Centre are fully qualified and experienced.

For further information please visit our website.


Individuals - £45.00 per session
Young people - £40.00 per session (under 18 years of age)
Couples - £60.00 per session

Further information

I offer short and long term therapy. I am also an approved provider for insurance companies BUPA and AVIVA. If you would like your sessions covered by your insurance then it is usually best to contact your provider to confirm their criteria. If you need any help with this, please don't hesitate to ask.

Maps & Directions

Chester Le Street, DH3
Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE1 1DE

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Monday-Friday appointments can be arranged as early as 8.30 am to 7.00pm subject to availability

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme
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