Frankie Aitchison - PGDIP, DPC
Jesmond Therapy Centre
7 Holly Avenue West
Newcastle Upon Tyne
Tyne And Wear
252 Whitley Road
Tyne And Wear
07895 060 981
I offer counselling and psychotherapy for people wanting a space to both reflect and talk. I have a particular interest in helping people with bereavement, grief and loss as well as those facing immediate life challenges, feelings of overwhelm or deeper emotional struggles.
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 need shorter term counselling or longer term in-depth therapy.
You will be able to explore your issues and work towards understanding ways to resolve them. This can involve making new decisions about how you manage feelings and handle situations when they arise or it can be as simple as having somewhere to talk things through.
Who Do I Work With?
I work with adults of all ages who might have a wide range of concerns and needs. I frequently see people who are dealing with low self-esteem, stress, anxiety, family issues, work related difficulties such as redundancy, sadness, depression, bereavement, grief and loss, relationship issues such as separation and divorce, long-term illness and people who are carers.
I have a special interest in working with people who have experienced Infant and Pregnancy Loss whether their experience is of a stillbirth, miscarriage, abortion, termination or the death of a baby after birth.
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. Please visit their website for more details.
Training, qualifications & experience
I trained with The Northern Guild of Psychotherapy and Counselling (www.northernguild.org) and have over 5 years experience of working with people with a wide range of difficulties.
I have a Post Graduate Diploma in Psychotherapy and a Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling
I am a member of the BACP (membership No: 860169) and The Northern Guild and abide by their code of ethics.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Parenting after Loss
Trying to Conceive after loss
Sessions cost £45 for individuals and are 50 minutes long.
Payment is taken by cash or by card
What Happens When We Meet For The First Time:
Once you have made contact, we will arrange a convenient time to meet for the first time for an introduction and assessment session. At the beginning of this session (10-15 minutes) there will an opportunity for you to ask any questions you may have about the 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 hourly 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. On completing the assessment you are invited to decide if you want to go ahead and we 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
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Types of client