SOLUTIONS - counselling & psychotherapy By Denise Hopkins
Saville Medical Centre
7 Saville Place
Newcastle Upon Tyne
Tyne And Wear
Before I tell you about myself and how I could help you; I want to reassure you that whatever thoughts, feelings or emotions have brought you to look for a counsellor, I am here to help and support you. You may not understand why you feel the way you do, or are struggling to come to terms with something. You do not need to face these alone, we can work together to understand what is happening and I can help you overcome this.
I'm very experienced and passionate about what I do. I love to support and encourage people to live happier and healthier lives both emotionally and physically. I believe life is for living not for fear or anxiety, depression or pain. We all have obstacles to overcome, it's how we choose to overcome them that make our lives worth living.
How I Work
I work integratively, using a variety of interventions suited to your own personal needs. I am proficient in working with Anxiety, Depression and relationship issues. I offer couples counselling as well as one to one therapy.
What To Expect
The initial session will be an introduction and fact finding. We will look at what brought you to therapy, your past experiences, any medications, and any current support systems you may have which could help with process of counselling.
As the main importance of treatment is the therapeutic relationship, you need to feel you can trust me to help you. Therapy then begins and the process is based on what you need at that time. The majority of the time it will be talking and understanding how you feel and relate in the world.
Counselling provides greater understanding of oneself and allows you to live the life you choose.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Diploma in Integrative PsychoTherapeutic Counselling (distinction) and Psychotherapy
- UKCP Accredited Psychotherapist
- IPTUK Accredited Interpersonal Psychotherapist
- BACP registered member
- Certificate in Couples Counselling
I've trained as an integrated psychotherapy ethic counsellor and psychotherapist at Northern Guild for Psychological solutions in 2004, finishing with distinction.
I worked privately in and around Gateshead, Newcastle, Northumberland and Darlington before taking a position within IAPT service in Newcastle in 2010 and continued training as an interpersonal psychotherapist. I then started with NHS IAPT in 2013 as IPT therapist and moving into management.
I regularly attend workshops and conferences to support my Professional Development.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Child related issues
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship problems
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Schizotypal personality disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Fees are £60 per 50 minute session for individual; £60 for couples and EMDR
Concessions are available upon request and subject to circumstances
I also offer telephone counselling at a reduced cost.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
appointments available day and evening
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|