Christopher Scratcher-Oates BA Hons. Coun. Registered MBACP
Tyne And Wear
I am a professionally qualified Counsellor working in the Tyne and Wear area of the North East of England. I work from a Person-Centred perspective which essentially means that I believe in the individual’s ability to grow and develop in the way that is best for them. I place great importance and emphasis on the relationship between the Client and the Counsellor. I believe that if a Client experiences warmth, empathy and a non-judgmental attitude within an honest, trusting and secure environment, then the facilitation that results from this can be pivotal in effecting personal growth and change.
Training, qualifications & experience
In 2011 I gained a Ba. Degree in Counselling from the award winning* University of Sunderland Psychology Department. (*Rated first out of 108 Psychology departments in the UK for Teaching Excellence by the Sunday Times University Guide 2012)
I worked for two years as a counsellor at the Riverside Medical Centre in Sunderland offering a Person-Centred counselling service for adults. My work with clients covered a wide range of issues such as anxiety, eating disorders, bereavement issues, depression, anger management, alcohol problems and relationship difficulties.
Before training as a counsellor, I have had over twenty years experience of working in a listening, advisory and counselling capacity for many organisations dealing with specific issues such as sexuality, gender, terminal illness and male sexual and domestic abuse.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Bipolar disorder
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
If you need to know more before deciding if counselling is right for you then please ring or e-mail me for a chat about your options.
Fees are £45* per session.
*concessions may be available, please enquire.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Sessions available from 8.30am to 7.30pm
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|