NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE
Tyne And Wear
Life is difficult, there is no question about that & no one escapes its difficulties. Those difficulties can harden us, isolate us & limit us. Having an hour to express ourselves, however much, without the worry of being judged, in an hour that is absolutely yours, is something that can gently help to shift our perspectives & open up other possibilities. Therapy is a softening process that paradoxically makes us stronger & less at the mercy of what life throws at us.
This is the space that I hope to create for you, whether it be for short term solution focused work or longer term depth therapy.
No matter what you may be struggling with, it is never too late to get help & begin the journey of change. remember that even in hard concrete, there can be a crack, & in that crack something green, even a flower, can grow.
I look forward to meeting you.
I understand how difficult it can be to choose the right therapy service for you & given how busy life is, you may not have the time to read through everybody's website. So here are the top 7 things that I think you may want to know about The Clearing to help you to decide if we're the right fit for you.
1.All of our therapists are fully qualified & experienced
2. Your first session with us is half price & introductory offers are available for students, trainee therapists & over 65s
3. We offer evening & Saturday appointments to fit around your schedule
Our last appointment of the day is usually at around 8 pm
4. Once you get in touch, we can usually book you in for your first session within a few days
5. We're really easy to get to
We're based in the quiet, leafy suburb of Jesmond. If you're coming to us by car, we have lots of free on street parking. If you're coming to us by public transport, we are a few minutes walk from the nearest bus stop & metro station
6. Our service is very discreet
There are no signs outside & we don't have a waiting area, so you don't need to worry about anyone knowing why you're at our door, or bumping into people once you're in the building. The only person you'll see is your therapist
7. Our building is wheelchair accessible
At The Clearing, we provide a safe, cost-effective & confidential space in which you can explore whatever is troubling you.
Open six days a week, we take a fresh approach to every aspect of counselling
To find out more about us & how we work, please visit The Clearing's website using the link above
Training, qualifications & experience
- Masters Degree in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy - Boston Graduate School of Psychoanalysis
I am a fully qualified psychoanalytical psychotherapist with over 10 years of clinical experience.
I trained as a psychoanalyst in America & have since worked successfully with children, adolescents, adults, couples & families.
I have helped people to overcome a wide range of issues. Key areas of interest & specialisation are Learning Disabilities, Autism, Personality Disorders, Trauma, Self Harm & Psychosis.
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Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Gender dysphoria
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
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Your first session at The Clearing is half price.
Every session thereafter is charged at £50 per hour for individuals.
Couples therapy with me is charged at £60 per hour.
Family Therapy with me is charged at £70 per hour.
We have an introductory offer available for students, trainee therapists & over 65s.
After your half price consultation, you can get 25% off your next 5 sessions.
This offer is valid on appointments that take place on Monday to Friday between 9.30am & 4pm.
To find out more about me & the rest of our friendly team at The Clearing, please visit our website www.theclearing.org.uk
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
My clinic days are Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays & Saturday mornings
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|