Alison Marley PGDiP DTC MBACP

Alison Marley PGDiP DTC MBACP


Newcastle Upon Tyne
Tyne And Wear

07719 473 175

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Newcastle Upon Tyne
Tyne And Wear

07719 473 175

About me

Hello and welcome

You may be reading this if you're struggling with difficult feelings or experiences. At a time when you might be feeling lost and nothing seems clear, counselling offers you a safe space and time to feel really listened to, understood and accepted. Exploring your feelings, hopes, fears, relationships and choices, can support you in coping with the events and issues in your life and enable you to consider the options available to you.

I offer counselling that is tailored to you as an individual and which is built around a supportive and non-judgmental relationship, whatever your background or circumstances. My discreet and comfortable counselling service is available in Newcastle upon Tyne and in Hexham, Northumberland.

A fully qualified and experienced counsellor I am a registered member of the BACP and accredited by the UKCP. I have worked with clients to overcome a broad range of issues including depression, panic, anxiety, grief, trauma, addiction, relationship issues, self esteem and anger management issues. I offer solution-focused brief therapy, short-term counselling or longer-term depth therapy, according on your needs and wishes.

By combining tools from person centred counselling, body psychotherapy, Gestalt and Transactional Analysis as well as creative therapies I can help you to gain a deeper understanding of the issues you are facing so that you can find your way forward.

Counselling works best when the relationship between counsellor and client is strong, so it's important to find the right therapist for you. If you'd like to talk to me before deciding to arrange a session, please feel free to call or send me an email. Or you can contact me to arrange an initial session to talk about your issues and see if I might be the right counsellor for you.

I look forward to hearing from you. If you need to talk, I'm here to listen.


Training, qualifications & experience


  • Post-graduate Diploma in Psychotherapy with distinction (Level 7)
  • Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling with distinction (Level 6)
  • I'm currently in the final stages of a Masters in Psychotherapy

I gained my qualifications at the Northern Guild of Psychotherapy in Newcastle. The Guild has been training counsellors and psychotherapists for over 25 years and is renowned for its in-depth and rigorous training programmes. The qualifications I hold are accredited by the UKCP and the BACP.

Professional Registration:

  • Accredited by the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP). UKCP accreditation is the mark of quality for high standards of training, professional and ethical practice from one of the largest national organisations for psychotherapy.
  • Registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)


I have been working successfully as a psychotherapeutic counsellor for six years in the NHS, within private practice in Newcastle and Northumberland and for Rape Crisis.

I've worked with a huge range of clients: both men and women, people ranging in age from 18 to 75, and with diverse backgrounds and life experiences.

I have worked with clients to overcome a broad range of issues including:

  • depression
  • anxiety and worry
  • relationship difficulties
  • bereavement and loss
  • redundancy
  • ‘time of life’ issues such as retirement, ’empty nest’, ageing
  • low self-esteem
  • guilt
  • anger
  • fear
  • sadness
  • phobias
  • disordered eating
  • sexual violence / child sexual abuse

I provide solution-focused brief therapy, short-term counselling or longer-term depth therapy, according clients’ needs and wishes.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership

Photos & videos

  • Alison Marley Counselling
  • Newcastle consulting room


Sessions last for 50 minutes and are charged at £45, payable by cash, online bank transfer or via text service 'Paym' before/at the beginning of each session.

If you would prefer to pay for blocks of sessions, please let me know and we can discuss this.

Further information

I have comfortable and discreet consulting rooms in Newcastle and in Hexham, Northumberland.

Free and on-street parking is available near each location and my Newcastle practice is easily accessible by Metro.

When you book your first appointment I will provide you with the full address and a map with directions.

If you're interested in having some counselling but can’t make it to my clinic or if you live further afield, work abroad, travel frequently or have a busy schedule, I can help you conveniently and effectively via online counselling. Please see my website for further information.

Maps & Directions

Hexham, NE46
Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE2

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None

Types of client

Older adults
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