Christopher Scratcher-Oates BA Hons. Coun. Registered MBACP

Christopher Scratcher-Oates BA Hons. Coun. Registered MBACP

Linskill Terrace
North Shields
Tyne And Wear

07776 008929

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About me

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-judgemental 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. Honours 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.

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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

North Shields, NE30

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair user access:


Sessions available from 8.30am to 7.30pm

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme