Frances Aitchison - Psychotherapist & Counsellor UKCP, BACP

Frances Aitchison - Psychotherapist & Counsellor UKCP, BACP

Jesmond Therapy Centre
7 Holly Avenue West
Newcastle Upon Tyne
Tyne And Wear
NE2 2AR

Azure Therapy
252 Whitley Road
Whitley Bay
Tyne And Wear
NE26 2TE

07895 060 981

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Jesmond Therapy Centre
7 Holly Avenue West
Newcastle Upon Tyne
Tyne And Wear
NE2 2AR

Azure Therapy
252 Whitley Road
Whitley Bay
Tyne And Wear
NE26 2TE

07895 060 981

About me

I provide a confidential, supportive service for Individuals wanting to talk freely without judgement, develop strategies to manage anxiety and stress, increase confidence and develop a better sense of self, reducing the risk of burnout or developing more severe mental health issues.

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Stressful work and home lives alongside increasing pressure to do more can feel overwhelming.  It can leave us feeling anxious, affecting our confidence, self-esteem and our relationships.  I provide a confidential and supportive space for Adults of all ages where you can talk freely without judgement.  You'll begin to find better strategies to manage, increase confidence and develop a better sense of self, reducing the risk of burnout or developing more severe mental health issues.

I am a qualified Integrative Psychotherapist and Counsellor working in Newcastle and Whitley Bay. I work with people dealing with stress, anxiety, burnout, bereavement, illness, low self-esteem and confidence. I also see people who are working through life transitions and relationship problems.

I also work in the following specialist areas:

  • Infant and Pregnancy Grief and Loss. This might be a stillbirth, miscarriage, termination or the death of a baby after birth. You may even be dealing with grief after receiving a diagnosis during pregnancy, infertility or pregnancy after loss. I see both men and woman, parents as well as wider family members.

  • Creative Professionals working in the Performing Arts. With a background in the Arts, I offer an understanding of the issues that can arise from working in this industry. These can include dealing with the effects of inconsistent work, the pressure to create and deliver, traumatic content, physical and mental strain, relationship dynamics, long and unsocial hours, anxiety and burnout.

How Counselling Can Help?

It can be a big decision to consider coming for counselling. Together we can discuss what you are hoping to gain from coming and clarify whether you want shorter term Counselling or more in-depth, longer-term Psychotherapy.

Where Am I Based?

I work in Newcastle and in Whitley Bay in therapy centres that offer a secure and safe environment where you will be looked after. In both locations, the counselling rooms are accessed via a staircase. There is on-street parking in the surrounding area.

www.azuretherapy.com

www.jesmondtherapycentre.co.uk

Training, qualifications & experience

I trained with The Northern Guild of Psychotherapy and Counselling (www.northernguild.org) and have over 6 years experience of working with people with a wide range of presenting issues.

I have a Diploma in Psychotherapy, a Post Graduate Diploma in Psychotherapy and a Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling

Accredited member of the UKCP (membership No: 2011165986)
Member of the BACP (membership No: 860169)
Member of The Northern Guild and abide by their code of ethics.

Member organisations

BACP

Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Stillbirth
Fathers
Parenting after Loss
Perinatal Loss
Trying to conceive after a loss
Pregnancy after Loss
Women
Wellbeing
Self-Care
Death
IVF
Infertility
Burnout

Fees

Individual sessions cost £45 - £50 and last 50 minutes long.

Payment can be made by either cash or card

Further information

What Happens When We Meet For The First Time:

Once you have made an initial enquiry, we will arrange a convenient time to meet for the first time. This will be an introduction and assessment session. At the beginning of this session, there will an opportunity for you to ask any questions you may have about the counselling process. If at the end of this you decide it doesn’t feel right or that it is not for you we can say our goodbyes and there will be no fee.

If you choose to continue we will move into the assessment, for which the session rate is payable.  The assessment is a conversation, where I ask you questions about yourself, why you’ve decided to come to therapy and what you hope to achieve. No therapy takes place at this stage. During this assessment session, you are invited to decide if you want to go ahead. Will we discuss the number of sessions and sign an agreement to work together.

I hope that answers some of your questions, but please feel free to contact me if you need further information.

Choosing a counsellor or psychotherapist can be a big decision and it is important to feel that the person you choose is right for you.

Maps & Directions

Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE2 2AR
Whitley Bay, NE26 2TE

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None

Accessibility

Wheelchair access: No

Availability

Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday

Types of client

Adults
Older adults