Claire Austin

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BACP Accredited Counsellor, EMDR Therapist Adult
Available for new clients
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Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne And Wear, NE3
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I am an experienced Adult Counsellor, who has worked in various sectors over my career, my experience is working with women. I have a depth of experience in offering therapeutic space to explore issues arising and work in an integrative, compassion focused way to develop the therapeutic relationship. I work creatively with individual need allowing a range of therapeutic processes to be used.

EMDR can be a  part of my practice (if this suits you) using creative means to explore 'stuck memories'. Working in an EMDR process helps move memories quickly and focuses on primary target trauma memories.

Problems I have worked with are low mood, anxiety, depression, childhood abuse, domestic abuse, sexual violence, pregnancy loss, fertility issues, birth trauma, postnatal depression, low self-esteem, low mood, bereavement, eating distress, body issues, anger, loss, identity issues, family issues,  PTSD, self-harm and suicidal ideation.

Counselling is a huge step and can feel like a fearful process. I aim to offer a safe and secure space to ensure all my clients feel comfortable with the process. I aim to support and empower clients to work at a pace that feels right for them.

I offer an 15min online/phone initial consultation free to allow you to meet me and ask any questions.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Principal training: Therapeutic Diploma in Integrative Counselling
  • Year Graduated - 2013
  • Year I Began Practice - 2015
  • Certificate: EMDR L1 Child Training, EMDR - 2021
  • Certificate: EMDR L1 and 2, EMDR Masterclass - 2021
  • Certificate in Creative Supervision - 2019

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

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Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Specialist Sexual Violence and Rape Trauma

Fertility issues, IVF processing, birth trauma, pregnancy loss and postnatal depression.

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£40.00 - £65.00
Free initial online session

Concessions offered for

  • Students

Additional information

  • Student Counselling/Concessionary - £40 (online) £50 (in person)
  • Counselling Session (in person) : £55
  • Counselling Session (online): £55
  • EMDR Introductory: £55
  • EMDR Session: £65
  • Supervision: £50 
  • Student Supervision: £40 

All are based on a 50min session for counselling and 1hr for Supervision

Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne And Wear, NE3

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)


In person

Integrative Creative Supervision

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Claire Austin
Claire Austin