Carolyn Polunin

Carolyn Polunin

106 High Street
Newcastle Upon Tyne
Tyne & Wear

Newcastle Upon Tyne
Tyne And Wear

07799 170506

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About me

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, 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 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. I also offer time-limited couples counselling (usually 6-12 sessions).

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

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with



Peel Psychological
Individuals: £50 for 50-min appointment
Couples: £80 for 80-min appointment

Individuals: £50 for 50-min appointment
No couples work at this venue.

Jesmond Therapy Centre
Individuals: £50 for 50-min appointment
Couples: £80 for 80-min appointment
These fees are subject to annual revision and apply to a direct contract with myself. Referral via JTC and Peel may attract additional fees.

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.

Maps & Directions

Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE3 1HB
Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE3

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: Japanese


Accessibility information
Wheelchair user access:


On application

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme