Gill Powton

Gill Powton

Ullswater Way
Newcastle Upon Tyne
Tyne And Wear

07936 623747

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Ullswater Way
Newcastle Upon Tyne
Tyne And Wear

07936 623747

About me

Counselling gives you the chance to talk about whatever is troubling you

All queries will be treated with respect and a warm welcome awaits you every time.

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I am a Person Centred Counsellor and integrate various ways of working to suit a client's individual needs. As a client you will receive a holding and compassionate presence from me as your Counsellor which provides safety and security to allow new growth and learning to happen. We will work together to help build you back up like the Jenga tower.

I also work for Tyneside & Northumberland Mind who are a mental health charity. This work involves me working in GP surgeries on behalf of Gateshead Primary Care.

What is Counselling?

Are you going through a difficult time just now? Do you find yourself wishing you had someone to talk to; someone who won’t judge you and will accept you, someone who is not involved in what is going on?

It may be that you have lost someone close to you and you are finding it difficult to cope with not having that person in your life anymore.

Perhaps you have suffered loss in other ways, for instance loss of a relationship, loss of job or home. Maybe things aren’t looking very safe and secure for you at this time.

Has something traumatic happened to you or someone you know? Perhaps you are trying to come to terms with a change in your life that you have no control over.

Are you considering making a life change and need to talk to through the possible consequences of making changes?

It may be that you have suddenly found yourself behaving in a way that is out of your usual character.

Would you like to talk to me about what is going on for you?

I work within a peaceful discrete discreet location in the heart of a residential area in Newcastle upon Tyne.

I will treat you with acceptance and respect at all times. I will listen carefully in order to understand what is important to you.

Come along and meet me for an initial session to find out if we are able to work together in counselling. My aim is to provide you with a safe environment to explore what is going on for you and work towards restoring your coping skills to assist you now and in the future.

Hopefully coming to counselling will restore your confidence, self esteem, and help you to make sense of what is going on for you.

Sometimes it is calm support that is needed from a counselling professional who is there for you.

Training, qualifications & experience

Professional Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
BACP Accredited
Certificate in Bereavement Counselling
Experienced in working within a GP setting in Primary Care
Currently employed by Tyneside & Northumberland Mind
Trained in EMDR therapy
Relate Institute Level 5 Diploma in Relationship Counselling Cert of Attendance

Previous Experience
Volunteer counsellor on behalf of CRUSE Bereavement Care
Working within a Primary School setting for Place2Be
Working within a High school setting on behalf of Streetwise

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Common reasons why people seek help through counselling
Relationship Difficulties
Feeling Stressed
Low Self Esteem
Coping with Illness or Injury
Childhood or historic trauma
Painful or difficult feelings
Self Image Issues
Idenitty Issues
Feeling low, depressed or anxious

This list is not exclusive so please know that you are welcome to ask if what you'd like to work on is not included on this list. If I can help then I will, if not then I will attempt to signpost you in the right direction.


£40 per hour for adults
£20 per hour for students

Initial Meeting Free

Reduced rates are offered depending on personal circumstances to reflect my strong view that counselling should be made accessible to all who are in need of it.

Further information

I worked for Tyneside & Northumberland Mind who are a Mental Health Charity. This work involves me working in GP surgeries on behalf of Gateshead Primary Care.

I work privately between the hours of :-

MONDAY          9 am to 9 pm
WEDNESDAY     9 am to 9 pm
THURSDAY        9 am to 9 pm
SATURDAYS      Occasional


I am an Accredited member of the BACP and work to their ethical framework at all times. I have monthly counselling supervision and current DBS clearance. I also have professional indemnity insurance.

All of the above ensures a safe working environment for clients and myself.

Maps & Directions

Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE5 2SL

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Wheelchair access: Unspecified

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme