Doug Pazienza

Doug Pazienza

Swissphysio
Station Terrace
Tynemouth Metro Station
Tynemouth
Tyne And Wear
NE30 4RE

Whitley Bay
Tyne And Wear
NE26

07956 591 647

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Swissphysio
Station Terrace
Tynemouth Metro Station
Tynemouth
Tyne And Wear
NE30 4RE

Whitley Bay
Tyne And Wear
NE26

07956 591 647

About me

I offer counselling from Swissphysio in Tynemouth Village on Mondays and from a welcoming counselling room in my home in the tranquil surroundings of a farm just outside Whitley Bay.

At either location, our meetings are confidential.

You, the client are at the centre of my practice and my belief in the power of the therapeutic relationship between client and counsellor is grounded in mutual respect, honesty and trust.

I work in an ethical, non-judgemental, accepting and empathic way that fosters an environment where you can find the headspace to express yourself openly, explore difficult feelings with me and we can work through your issues.

As a follower of the humanistic approach, my role is to support, encourage and accompany you in driving forward the personal changes you wish to make.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am American British and I have lived in England since the 1990s.  I trained at the Metanoia Institute in London and graduated with a Diploma in Humanistic Counselling and a BSc (Hons) in Reflective Therapeutic Practice from Middlesex University.

I'm a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and I am committed to the BACP ethical code for good practice.

I began practicing in 2013 and have offered counselling support to a diverse clientele in both community outreach and holistic health services.

My skills in the person centered approach, gestalt and transactional analysis impart versatility in my clinical work that allows me to adjust my orientation in order to privilege the client’s way of relating.  As a reflective practitioner, I am better equipped to deal with real, complex and difficult situations in a dynamic, ethical and skilful way.

I enhance my practice and personal wellness through volunteering for a charity. My certified therapy dog and I make weekly visits to a local hospital so we can improve the lives of people suffering from delirium.

Before relocating to the North East, I was a patient representative for my local NHS surgery with a seat on a forum consisting of patients, the practice manager and GP.  We addressed the impact of NHS commissioning, consolidation and government mandates on the surgery and its service users.

Previously, I worked for an interactive healthcare company managing the implementation of an individualized health promotion and self-management programme for public and private sector clients, including the NHS.

I hold a BA in Geography and Urban & Regional Studies and in my previous career, I worked in digital mapping.  I believe that my clinical practice benefits from my having a sociological perspective.

Member organisations

BACP

Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Chemsex, Co-dependency, Family alcoholism.

Fees

£50 per 50 minute session.

Sessions are weekly and generally follow a pattern of same time, day and place.

You must notify me more than 24 hours in advance of your appointment if you cannot attend to avoid a cancellation fee of £25.

If we agree to meet for counselling at Swissphysio, they require advance payment for the first session.

Further information

Please call me on 07956 591 647 or email me at dougpazienza@gmail.com for an initial consultation. We need to arrange a short conversation to determine if counselling with me would be beneficial to you and to arrange an appointment.

When we initially meet, we'll discuss why you sought counselling and what you hope to get from it. It's important that you get a sense that we could form a trusting relationship and constructive working alliance.

Therapy can be many things and the possibilities are endless but one of the most important factors in a successful client outcome is determined by the counsellor-client relationship.

Sometimes reaching your goals can be frightening, difficult or painful and you may very well need the commitment and support of a trusted therapist to accompany you.

I offer both short-term and open-ended counselling. Usually a course of six sessions is recommended.

If we decide that we can’t work together for any number of reasons, I’ll help you find an appropriate referral.

Maps & Directions

Tynemouth, NE30 4RE
Whitley Bay, NE26

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None

Availability

Monday morning, afternoon and evening appointments at Swissphysio. Flexible scheduling at home.

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
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