Frankie Aitchison - PGDIP, DPC

Frankie Aitchison - PGDIP, DPC

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 safe and supportive counselling and psychotherapy space particularly for people dealing with Infant & Pregnancy Loss, for Women experiencing burnout due to stress and anxiety and for people working in the Creative Industries.

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 therapy.

Who Do I Work With?

I work with adults of all ages who might be dealing with difficulties in the following 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. I see both men and woman, parents as well as wider family members.

People working in the Creative Industries. With a background in the Arts, I offer an understanding of the types of 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, long and unsocial hours, anxiety and burnout.

I also see people dealing with: low self-esteem, stress, anxiety, family issues, work-related difficulties such as redundancy; sadness, depression, bereavement, loss, relationship issues such as separation and divorce, long-term illness

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.

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 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.

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

Fees

Sessions cost £45 for individuals and are 50 minutes long.

Payment is taken by cash or by card

Further information

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

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