Andrew Brown PG Dip, MBACP

Andrew Brown PG Dip, MBACP

About me

Hello there.

Choosing the right therapist is such an important first step. For such personal and important work you need to find someone you feel you can trust, work closely with and of course, talk with.

It is equally important that the therapist you choose to work with has undertaken professional accredited training, and is registered with the relevant professional bodies.  I am a qualified and registered Psychotherapeutic Counsellor with a further post-graduate qualification in Integrative Psychotherapy.

How I work.

My job is to meet you where you are at right now and relate to you on a very human level.  It's about you being heard and understood then together finding a way forward.  It's about using simple, down-to-earth language moving at your pace and with endless patience.

My core belief is that the therapeutic relationship is central to the healing process in therapy.  This has been the subject of much academic research over the years.  I give every client my genuine interest and endeavour to create an open, friendly, calm, compassionate and non-judgmental environment to work in.  Not to say that it won't, at times, be challenging but this will be handled with empathy, compassion and always respect.

My working style is based around "integrative practice" where the treatment methods are always tailored to suit the client’s unique needs and learning / exploring preferences. I find the beauty and strength of this approach is its flexibility; offering the freedom to test different approaches and to flow seamlessly from one approach to another.  Counselling is definitely not "one size fits all".  No single approach is necessarily flexible enough to be helpful to all.

When appropriate, I am keen to offer mindfulness, breathing and imagery work as part of therapy.  Therapeutically, I find mindfulness techniques particularly effective when working with anxiety, panic, emotional difficulties and even pain management.  Mindfulness practice can also be something that a client can continue long after ending therapy increasing autonomy, empowerment and ongoing wellbeing.

Should you like to know more about the range of therapeutic techniques that I have trained in then please see the list below.  However, if you are new to all this then please be assured that you need absolutely no prior understanding to gain all the benefits of therapy.

Training, qualifications & experience

My core training was with the Northern Guild of Psychotherapy which has an excellent reputation in the profession delivering courses accredited with UKCP and BACP.

My primary training style is Transactional Analysis whilst my broader training and approach is working in a relational and integrative manner in the humanistic field of Counselling and Psychotherapy.

Qualifications and Training:

  • Post Graduate Diploma in Psychotherapy
  • Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling (UKCP accredited course)
  • Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling  (BACP accredited course)
  • Foundation Certificate in Therapeutic Counselling
  • EMDR therapy. Cert (EMDR Europe)
  • Ongoing training - Mindfulness

Other Relevant Training and ongoing CPD:

  • Transactional Analysis (TA-101)
  • Introduction to Gestalt Therapy
  • Introduction to Mindfulness
  • Mindfulness MBSR, including silent retreats and daily practice(ongoing)
  • Sandplay Therapy
  • Imagery & Metaphor in Psychotherapy
  • Inner Child
  • Researching Counselling & Psychotherapy
  • Pain Management, current approaches
  • Shadows in the Body
  • Working with Addiction & Bereavement
  • Identity


Before starting my private practice I gained seven years of clinical experience working therapeutically with clients for the NHS.  Here I provided solution-focused brief therapy, short-term counselling or longer-term depth psychotherapy, according to the needs and wishes of the client.

Registration and Accreditation:

I am registered with the following leading professional counselling institution:

  • BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy) which is accredited by the Professional Standards Authority

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Pain Management using Mindfulness techniques

Photos & videos

  • Counselling space
  • Tynemouth 1
  • Tynemouth 2
  • Tynemouth 3


£45 per 50 minute session.

Concessions available

Further information

Counselling sessions take place inside a tranquil, light and airy space with beautiful grounds. Private yet very close to Tynemouth Metro Station.  Good bus links right outside and free on-street car parking available.

Ground floor room suitable for disabled access.

Maps & Directions

Tynemouth, NE30

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Yes

Types of client

Older adults