Carolyn Polunin

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Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, NE6 5QN
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Feeling anxious and overwhelmed? Feeling low and lacking motivation? Are you struggling with your relationships right now? Are you struggling to adapt to changing circumstances?

As a therapist my aim is to help you create a secure base from which to explore your current circumstances or difficulties. The service I offer is confidential and non-judgemental and is humanistic in approach.

As an integrative psychotherapist I believe in working with the whole person. Some people want to find new ways of thinking, others want to understand where their feelings are coming from, yet others are curious about their dreams, want to explore the meaning of life or their place in the universe, understand what their physical symptoms are saying to them or to learn to do things differently. These are all valid approaches to learning about oneself which can compliment and inform each other.

Some people find it easier to express themselves through words, others through drawing, clay, sand, movement or other creative techniques. Different media offer alternative avenues to greater self awareness and because they take place within a protected environment and involve the witnessing and involvement of an other, can offer alleviation of distress as well as increased insight into the origins of current experience.

Whether it’s a current and specific issue that is troubling you, or a long term desire to get to know yourself better, we would work together to agree a therapeutic aim that feels relevant and appropriate to where you are now.

I work both short and long term with individuals.

Training, qualifications & experience

MSc Integrative Psychotherapy (University of Wales/Northern Guild for Psychotherapy)
Diploma in Psychotherapy (Northern Guild for Psychotherapy)
Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (Northern Guild for Psychotherapy (BACP Accredited course)
Certificate in Couples Counselling (NGP)
Certificate in Creative Supervision (UKCP accredited via BPA (British Psychodrama Association)

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

UK Council for Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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UK Council for Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with



£55.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed
  • Refugees

Additional information

Individual therapy: £55 for 50-min session

Supervision: £90 for 90-min session
These fees are subject to annual revision and apply to a direct contract with myself.

When I work

On application

Further information

Both Peel Psychological and ACPS are easily accessible by metro or bus and there is also parking available at both sites (on Gosforth High Street charges apply). ACPS has wheelchair access.

St. Gabriels Church Parish Centre, 2 St. Gabriels Avenue, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, NE6 5QN

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Additional languages



In person

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Carolyn Polunin
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