Stephen Jarvis

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MBACP - Diploma Counselling -Diploma CBT BACP Registered
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Sunderland, SR2
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About me

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I have over 25 years of experience working with adults and young people who are experiencing, anxiety, depression along with other emotional and psychological distress. Counselling can be a liberating and uplifting experience, making the first step to call a counsellor is the biggest step you can make. (see further down the page for more information about counselling)

I also see couples who are experiencing relationship issues and difficulties or just need to talk through issues together, in a professional, safe place.

I qualified as a Person Centred Counsellor and Cognitive (CBT) Therapist  (University of Newcastle Upon Tyne)

I am also a qualified workplace and interpersonal mediator (couples) I can offer mediation meetings/sessions to clients throughout the Northern region 

My rooms are in Sunderland - I can offer very flexible appointments times.

My practice offers a welcoming and warm reception with a spacious room and are close to all Bus, Rail, and Metro services. Ample on and off street parking is also available. I have a waiting room which is spacious and quiet. Good free parking (Sunderland)

I hope you find the information above useful - please call me if you need to discuss anything before you decide what your next steps are. Seeking Counselling is a major step, so please be kind to yourself.

Talk soon


Steve Jarvis 

Training, qualifications & experience

Certificate in counselling University of Sunderland

Diploma counselling University of Newcastle upon Tyne

Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

National qualification [IMCA] Independent Mental Capacity Advocate

City & Guilds -Community Mental Health

National Advocacy Award

Family, work place and interpersonal mediation certificates.

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
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Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • General anxiety disorder
  • Panic
  • OCD
  • ADHD
  • Person Centred Counselling
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Couples therapy
  • Relationship therapy
  • Family therapy

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£50.00 - £60.00
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

  • Book 5 sessions in advance £45 per session- (sessions not used are refunded)
    £50 per hour for individual Counselling
    £50 Per hour for Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
    £50 per session for couples each session usually last's for approx 1hour
    £60 per hour interpersonal / work place mediation services
  • £60 per session for familiy therapy 

(Discount rates apply to sessions booked in advance in blocks of five or six,)
Work place or organisations counselling can also be arranged please ask for details  

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

9am to 7pm weekdays  - Saturdays on request only - session fee £80.00

Further information


Counselling is a very special relationship where the focus remains on you and what is happening in your life. Counselling is different from other helping professions in that I do not, as a rule, give you advice or tell you what to do. This is because my aim is to help you think about your situation in such a way to help you develop greater awareness and understanding.

With this awareness and understanding you will then decide yourself whether you wish to make any changes.

My role is to help you to think more clearly, or look at things from a different perspective, to become more aware of your own thoughts, feelings, and behaviour. I will also help you to evaluate how accurate or helpful your current thinking patterns are and assist you to consider alternative ways of perceiving how things are in your life.

I do not judge or tell you what to do


If you feel that these relate to you then the chances are that therapy will be helpful to you:-

You have problems harming the quality of your life and you dont know how to solve them
Your work , family and friendships are impaired by the problems you have
You are troubled by anxiety or depression
You find it difficult to talk to people you know, or you find it difficult to reach out to people, to develop meaningful relationships
You repeatedly behave in ways you regret
You are willing to talk over your troubles in private with a supportive and confidential counsellor, even though you may feel unsure or anxious about the thought of doing so


This depends on what your needs are. Some people find that after only a very few sessions they have some clarity and focus and are ready to end the counselling.

Other people value the ongoing support and relationship counselling gives them  and will continue to want sessions for weeks, months or even years. There is no one size fits all when it comes to counselling.

The frequency and duration of your contact with me is something that we will keep under review as we work together. I will never tell you that you have to keep coming for sessions, you are always free to leave the sessions when you feel ready.

At the same time, it is helpful for us to agree mutually, in advance, when the counselling will end , so that we have time to bring things to a close.


In order for counselling to be effective, it has to be confidential. This is something that I take very seriously. This level of confidentiality is one of the main ways in which counselling/coaching differs from other forms of helping, for example talking to friends or family can rarely offer the same degree of confidentiality as talking to a counsellor.

Because of this confidentiality, you will find that, as you get used to coming for counselling, you are freer to talk about whatever you wish to. Many people find that this greater freedom helps them to explore areas of their lives that they may never have had a chance to talk about. In common with most other counsellors there are some situations where I may not be able to keep total confidentiality.

This will be in particular, if someone tells me that they are thinking of harming themselves in a way that I believe puts them at serious risk, or if someone tells me that they are doing something that puts others at risk, I may not be able to keep such information confidential.

However breaking confidentiality is rare, and only happens after talking this through first with to the person concerned. The information, to safeguard you/others which needs to be shared with a third party, will be kept to the basic minimum.

If you feel you need to talk, in a safe space which will allow you time to explore your options in a non judgemental, congruent, environment then give me a call.  

Home visits are available on request.

Corporate counselling can be arranged in house if required. Funding on a yearly or monthly basis to suit the needs of each company and its employees. Please ask for a quotation.

Sunderland, SR2

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

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I offer 1x1x supervision to qualified practitioners. And trainee students at a discount session fee - peer group supervision to.

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Stephen Jarvis
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