A Time 2 Talk

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Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne And Wear, NE30
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About us

About Us
Hi, at a Time 2 Talk we offer a friendly, supportive, safe, non-judgmental environment in a confidential setting for our clients to explore areas in which they have become ‘stuck’.  Our service is tailored to our clients’ needs and wants. You can read our client feedback comments on www.HealthwatchNorthTyneside.co.uk

Our friendly team offer counselling to support individuals who are facing the impact of life changing events that can result in:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Stress
  • Loss of employment
  • Adjusting to a new way of living
  • Loss of living independently
  • Moving to sheltered accommodation
  • Mobility loss
  • Sight impairment
  • Relying on others for care

Our team provides a service that supports individuals, partners, family members, carers and friends.  Anyone who is in need of a place to explore how they are feeling.

Our counsellor's have many years of experience using a Person Centered approach, also applying integrated models of counselling, depending upon the client's needs and wants.

What we do

  • Private Practice
  • Community Counselling Service
  • Professional referrals

Private Practice

A Time 2 Talk provides both a Counselling and Listening Service in a safe non-judgemental environment in a confidential setting for people to explore areas in which they have become ’stuck’.

Are you experiencing a life trauma that is impacting on how you are coping, feeling and behaving?  Are you angry and unable to deal with the simple things that you would normally find easy?  Are you sad and or lack motivation?  Would you like to talk thorough your problems in a safe environment?  Would you like to voice how you are feeling without judgement?

Areas of trauma that we support through our counselling expertise.

  • Abortion
  • Abuse
  • Addiction
  • A.D.H.D
  • Affairs and betrayals
  • Alcoholism
  • Anger management
  • Anorexia nervosa
  • Anxiety
  • Autism
  • Bereavement
  • Binge-eating disorder
  • Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
  • Brain acquired injuries
  • Bulimia nervosa
  • Bullying
  • Cancer
  • Career
  • Carer support
  • Child related issues
  • Chronic pain
  • Compulsive hoarding
  • Couples issues
  • Cross cultural relationships
  • Debt
  • Dementia
  • Depression
  • Disabilities
  • Domestic violence
  • Drug abuse
  • Eating disorders
  • Emotional abuse
  • Family issues
  • Gambling
  • Gender dysphoria
  • Generalised anxiety disorder
  • Grief
  • Hearing voices
  • HIV
  • Infertility
  • Loss
  • Low self-confidence
  • Miscarriage
  • Obsessive compulsive disorder
  • Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
  • Panic disorder
  • Passive aggressive behaviour
  • Phobias
  • Physical abuse
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Postnatal depression
  • Pregnancy and birth
  • Redundancy
  • Relationship issues
  • Schizophrenia
  • Seasonal effective disorder
  • Self harm
  • Separation and divorce
  • Sex problems
  • Sexual abuse
  • Sexuality
  • Smoking
  • Stress
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Terminal illness
  • Tourette's syndrome
  • Trauma
  • Work related stress


A Time 2 Talk aims to give access to counselling to all individuals and therefore the service is designed to be cost effective.  We operate a sliding scale depending on income.

Your introductory session is charged at £10.00 then a cost of £30.00 (maximum) for each session thereafter.

Each session will last up to 50 minutes.

Your introductory session will give you the opportunity to discuss the counselling service and whether this is something that you feel will benefit you.  You will be able to ask any questions you may have and talk about any fears or concerns you may have about counselling.

Community Counselling Service

A Time 2 Time is a Community Interest Company (CIC) we offer counselling or a listening service to individuals who are facing the impact of life changing conditions that can result in (but not limited to):

  • loss of living independently
  • moving to sheltered accommodation
  • mobility loss
  • sight impairment
  • relying on others for care

Is the person you care for in need of a counselling or listening service following a newly diagnoses of Dementia, Parkinson's, Autism, ADHD, a sight impairment, mobility loss or any other life changing condition?  Do you have someone close no longer able to function independently?  Is their crisis resulting in issues such as anxiety, loss, anger, depression and grief?

Our Listening Service is available to everyone, especially newly diagnosed individuals with conditions that impact of life style and life choices.  The Listening Service gives the person you care for time to explore their feelings whilst being supported by you or someone else they trust.  Being listened to empowers people to work through any concerns they may have to improve their perception of life and resolve their issues effectively.

Are you experiencing difficulties in coping with watching a loved one manage with their diagnosis?

Our Counselling Service is provided in a friendly environment, with supportive counsellors in a safe, non-judgmental place.  Confidentiality is at the heart of our practice, to offer support to explore areas where clients have become ‘stuck’.  Our service is tailored to our clients’ needs and wants.

A Time 2 Talk Counselling Service is open to all the family, partners, young people over the age of 16 years and extended family members.  Carers and friends are also welcome to use the service.

The Community Counselling service provides 6 free sessions (including assessment) to anyone who's income is £600 or less per month, the 7th and any further sessions will be charged at the rate of £5.00 each. The ability to pay will be discussed at assessment.  Our counsellors volunteer their time to A Time 2 Talk and which is why we are able to provide reduced fees for people who are on a low income.

Meet Our Counsellors'
All of our counsellor's are:

  • members of the B.A.C.P (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy) which is one of the leading accredited bodies
  • trained to degree level and above
  • Participate in monthly continuous personal development.

Paula - Counsellor
Hi there, my name is Paula, thank you for taking the time to read my profile.  Over the years I have accumulated several years of experience in various organisations including working for a national charity supporting individuals with bereavement issues including loss and grief.
Loss can mean many things to us all, such as loss of life, loss of friendship, loss of job etc.  There may be times within our lives when we attend talking therapies to work through our thoughts and feelings.
I have extensive experience of working within an educational setting (for young adults from age sixteen and over) with clients diagnosed with conditions such as autism and associated learning difficulties and I have incorporated techniques into my counselling work, using them as a way of breaking down any communication barriers or difficulties that individuals may have communicating verbally, enabling clients to express how they are feeling and engage in the counselling experience.
I have completed a  BA Honours degree in Counselling, which included my dissertation which was centered around the dearth of counselling needed for older clients and their families, including those diagnosed with Dementia, Parkinson's, loss of sight etc.  I have spent many months talking to mature individuals and their families about the need for a support / counselling service.  I offer counselling / listening service for the mature individual and their families.
My counselling experience also includes working with individuals who have brain acquired injuries such as, stroke, road traffic accident injuries etc, supporting clients who are coping in a crisis with issues such as anxiety, loss, anger, depression and grief.  Empowering individuals to live independently and work through any concerns they may have to support and improve their perception of life, I have a committed track record of building a rapport with clients in order to aid them to find resolution for issues they have brought to counselling.
The core of my practice is person centered counselling, which places high value on the unique experience of the individual and trustworthiness.  I support the individual to take responsibility to find their own solutions to their issues and difficulties.  I strive to enhance my knowledge in the counselling field by attending monthly continuous personal development, also accessing training in areas which will help me to enhance my client’s positive session experience
It is central to my work that I am non-judgemental, honest and empathetic and trust in the client.  Additionally, where needed, I would endear to integrate additional ways of working such as art therapy, or role play which may further enhance the counselling experience for the client.
I am a registered member of the British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists and adhere to their ethical principles, my membership number is 177042 which can be viewed on the B.A.C.P register, I also carry individual indemnity insurance policies for our counselling work as well as a full D.B.S certificate.

Jane - Counsellor
Hi my name is Jane.  I am a person-centered counsellor with many years’ experience in working with members of the public.  I qualified with a Counselling Degree in 2014 and went on to gain a qualification BA Hons in Counselling in 2015.  I love to learn and continuously learn to gain extra knowledge in the field of counselling and strive to enhance my knowledge with the counselling field.  I have experience working with people with a range of issues such as bereavement, ill health, stress, anxiety and depression and other mental health issues.  I have worked at several counselling organisations such as Newcastle College, Place-2-be, Escape, Mental Health Concern and currently working with MIND.  I have gained a vast amount of knowledge, whilst gaining skills working on different therapeutic techniques that best suit the individual person, to get the most out of their counselling experience, to move forward and make progress in feeling and coping better with issues they bring.  I have experience working with people affected by dementia and their families, having been employed as a senior care assistant for several years at various residential and nursing homes for the elderly." I am a member of the British Association for Counsellor's and Psychotherapist and adhere to the ethical principles, my membership number is 176489 which can be viewed on the B.A.C.P register.  I carry individual indemnity insurance policy for our counselling work and a current D.B.S certificate.

Sue - Counsellor
Hello, I am Sue and I have been a practicing talking therapist since qualifying as a Neuro Linguistic Programming (N.L.P) practitioner in 2008.  I volunteered with the De Paul Trust working with homeless young people, I have a coaching qualification which helped me to support these young people to engage in education and encourage them in a healthier lifestyle empowering them to control their own well-being.  I have studied person centered counselling and acquired a BA Degree in Counselling, this enabled me to counsel children who access Barnardo's children’s’ charity and also Carers being supported by the staff at PROPS (Positive Response to Overcoming Problems of Substance misuse).  I am able to understand and appreciate the practical and emotional support that people need when faced with conditions that are both challenging and life changing.  As mentioned above I am a member of the B.A.C.P, my membership number is 177661 which can be viewed on the B.A.C.P register.  I hold a current D.B.S check, appropriate insurance, participate in continuous personal development and attend clinical supervision as regulated by the B.A.C.P.

Professional Referrals
At A Time 2 Talk we aim to reach as many people as possible who are need of counselling or a listening service and therefore welcome referrals from other professionals and organisations.

If you have someone that you wish to refer, please download the referral form and send this back to A Time 2 Talk via e-mail, (please note our emails are not encrypted) alternatively a referral can be taken over the phone by calling us on 07538891325

If you have any queries about the service prior to referring someone, please contact us on 07538891325 or email atime2talk@hotmail.com and we will be able to answer your questions.

Please see our website for fees applied to organisations as we have 2 options open to professionals referring to our service.

Training, qualifications & experience

University of Sunderland Bachelor of Arts, Honours Degree Counselling 2015
University of Sunderland Foundation Degree in Counselling 2014
N.C.F.E level 2 in Counselling skills and Theory 2010
N.C.F.E Level 3 in Counselling Skills and Theory 2012
H.E.F.C, Introduction to Psychology University of Northumbria. 1995
Cruse Bereavement - Awareness in Bereavement Care.(Ascentis) Foundation Course level 2.2012 Dementia Friends Training 2015
Cruse Bereavement- The work of The Mental health Crisis Team.Training. 2012
Cruse Bereavement- Cultural Attitudes on death and Dying Training. 2013
Cruse Bereavement- A Child's Grief Training 2013
Cruse Bereavement- Sudden and Traumatic Death Training. 2013
Cruse Bereavement - Sudden Loss/Grief in the Community Training. 2013
Cruse Bereavement - The A in Bereavement.Training. 2014
Cruse Bereavement- Therapeutic Collage Session Training. 2014
Cruse-Bereavement - Draw on your Emotions.Training. 2014
Cruse Bereavement- Sub- Moralities of Memories of Memory. Training. 2015
Cruse Bereavement- Working Creatively with all Clients. Training.2015
Cruse Bereavement- Safeguarding Training. 2015
Newcastle College - Disability Awareness Training. 2013
Newcastle College - Safeguarding Training .2014
Newcastle College- dyslexia Awareness. Training. 2013
Newcastle College- Information Processing and Security. Training. 2014
Gestalt: The Therapy of your Dreams 2016
University of Sunderland Bachelor of Arts, Honours Degree Counselling 2015
University of Sunderland Foundation Degree in Counselling.2014
N.C.F.E Level 3 Counselling Skills and Theory 2011
N.C.F.E. Level 2 Counselling Skills 2008
Diploma in Life Coaching 2008
Certified Practitioner of Time Line Therapy 2008
Certified Practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming 2008
Certified Practitioner of Hypnotherapy 2008
Nutrition and Health 2010
E.C.D.L 2002
Communication Skills 2005
Mental Health: Understanding Self Harm 2007
Disability Awareness 2007
Equality and Diversity Awareness 2008
Stress Prevention and Management 2008
ABC Eating Distress Awareness 2009
Mental health First Aid 2010
Diversity in the Work Place 2011
Risk Assessment 2011
Taking the Stress out of Stress Management 2012
Understanding and Managing Children and young People's Behavior 2013
Working Creatively with Children 2013
Solution Focused Therapy 2013
Data Protection 2013
Awareness of Child Abuse and Neglect - Core V5 2014
LSCB Safeguarding Children (e-learning) 2014
NTSCB Child Protection Multi Agency Training 2014
The Care Act Legislation/Implications 2014
Gestalt: The Therapy of your Dreams 2016

Mindfulness Diploma Course 2016
currently studying N.L.P (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) with E- Careers.
Awareness in Child Abuse and Neglect- Core V5. 2015
Parental Mental Health 2015
University of Sunderland Bachelor of Arts, Honours Degree Counselling 2015
University of Sunderland Foundation Degree in Counselling. 2014
H.E.F.C in Counselling 2014
N.V.Q level 3 in Health and Social Care 2010
Equality and Diversity level 2 2011
Inter personal skills 2006
Group Work Skills 2015
Drug and Alcohol Awareness course 2015
Family Dynamics level 3 2015
Counselling Skills for working with children and young people level 2 2013
Dementia Awareness, nature, causes and effects 2010
Ncfe level 2 Understanding the Safe Handling of Medicines 2011

Member organisations *

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

We have verified that at least one professional at this organisation is registered with the relevant professional body.

Other areas of counselling we deal with

  • Loss
  • Grief

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£5.00 - £40.00

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Unemployed

Additional information

Fees are based on the individuals' income.

For people who are self referring to A Time 2 Talk your introductory session is £10 then £40 for each session thereafter.

Our counselling service is cost effective with block prices for professional organisations who refer to us.  The cost is based on six sessions, when the client needs more than six sessions A Time 2 Talk will deliver these for free.

Each session will last up to 50 minutes.

We believe counselling should be affordable for everyone so we aim to keep the fees as low as possible.

Cancellations policy- if you cancel a session (with less then 48 hours notice) a £10 fee is payable to cover the room hire.

When we work

We are working on line using Zoom, please give us a call if you have any questions or queries about our service. 

The Dene Centre, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne And Wear, NE30

Type of session


Types of client

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

Key details

Wheelchair user access
Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a Counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the Counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Here at The Dene Centre our room is based on the ground floor. and is fully accessible.


A Time 2 Talk
A Time 2 Talk