Carolyn Polunin

Carolyn Polunin

7 Holly Avenue West
Jesmond
Newcastle Upon Tyne
Tyne & Wear
NE2 2AR

Newcastle Upon Tyne
Tyne And Wear
NE3

07799 170506

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7 Holly Avenue West
Jesmond
Newcastle Upon Tyne
Tyne & Wear
NE2 2AR

Newcastle Upon Tyne
Tyne And Wear
NE3

07799 170506

About me

If you are seeking counselling or therapy for the first time you may be unsure of what to expect. In addition, in deciding to embark on a course of therapy you are making both a personal and financial investment in yourself. So, it's all the more important to find someone that you can trust and feel comfortable working with from the start. For this reason I offer the first half hour of an initial assessment free of charge. This time is as much an opportunity for you to establish whether you feel comfortable working with me, as it is for me to ensure that the therapy I offer best suits your needs. I work in a way that recognises the importance of feeling safe in relationship and that a secure base facilitates exploration and the potential for change. My approach is Integrative and is informed by Attachment Theory. I enjoy working creatively with clients who find this approach helpful. (This could include imagery, story, metaphor, drawing, etc) I am also comfortable working cognitively and behaviourally when clients find this more useful. I have a particular interest in the connection between bodily symptoms and psychological wellbeing and so aim to work with all facets of a person's self.

The service I offer is confidential, non-judgemental and based on a Humanistic philosophy. I am UKCP registered. I offer individual sessions on a time limited or open ended basis.

Both Jesmond Therapy Centre and ACPS are easily accessible by metro or bus and there is also parking available at both sites. The initial consultation is 90 minutes. Once we have both had a chance to meet, if you wish to proceed, the remaining hour of the assessment session is chargeable at my regular hourly rate of £45 in my Jesmond setting, and £42 in Gosforth). ACPS has wheelchair access.

Training, qualifications & experience

MSc Integrative Psychotherapy, University of Wales/Northern Guild for Psychotherapy
Diploma in Psychotherapy, Northern Guild for Psychotherapy
Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling, Northern Guild for Psychotherapy (BACP Accredited course)

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

UKCP

Accredited register membership

Fees

Jesmond Therapy Centre
Individuals: £45 for 50-min appointment
Couples: £55 for 50-min appointment (£75 for 90-min appointment)

ACPS
Individuals: £42 for 50-min appointment
Couples: £52 for 50-min appointment (£72 for 90-min appointment)
     
These fees are subject to annual revision and apply to a direct contract with myself. Referral via JTC attracts fees and higher hourly rates.

Maps & Directions

Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE2 2AR
Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE3

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None

Availability

On application

Types of client

Adults
Couples
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