Gabrielle Landric, Adv. Dip. UKCP Reg. Psychotherapeutic Counsellor

Gabrielle Landric, Adv. Dip. UKCP Reg. Psychotherapeutic Counsellor

MEA House
Ellison Place
Newcastle Upon Tyne
Tyne And Wear
NE1 8XS

07387 215 382

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MEA House
Ellison Place
Newcastle Upon Tyne
Tyne And Wear
NE1 8XS

07387 215 382

About me

Are you struggling with depression, anxiety, worry?

Are you troubled by traumatic memories?

Would you like to improve your confidence & self-esteem and feel happier?

Do you want somewhere safe to talk?

Hello. I am Gabrielle,  a fully qualified, UKCP Registered/Accredited Psychotherapeutic Counsellor. As a Relationally trained therapist, I am skilled in helping people to improve their self-esteem, manage anxiety and depression, and to create more satisfying relationships with themselves and others. I have a special interest in helping people to address deep-rooted childhood trauma/developmental problems.

My practice is based in a convenient, fully accessible location in the centre of Newcastle. I provide confidential long & short term counselling to individual adults, integrating mindfulness practices to help with anxiety and support you to ground yourself through difficult feelings.

I believe passionately in the long-term benefits of counselling and love my work. It is a privilege for me to support people through their struggles and help them find their way to living happier, more fulfilled lives.

Long-term Psychotherapeutic Counselling

This is usually open-ended. I support you to look deeply at your thoughts, emotions, behaviour and ingrained patterns of relating, which often have their roots in childhood, so that you can develop a greater understanding of yourself and make changes. Our work will be anchored in the present but we will attend to how past memories and future worries impact you in the here and now. Long-term work can lead to profound growth, increased happiness and personality changes over time.

Short-term Brief and Focal Counselling

In brief and focal work we may agree on 6-12 sessions then reassess. I support you to focus on one, or a few specific issues and work towards defined goals. I can offer guidance, structure and techniques at times if helpful and mindfulness instruction.

My Specialisms

Inner Child Work

I am skilled in inner child work. As a sensitive, nurturing and sometimes playful practitioner, I can support you to connect with and attend to younger wounded or traumatised parts of yourself. I facilitate this work through grounding exercises, mindful enquiry, drawing, play and stories. This work can be particularly helpful if you have attachment issues and where there is trauma, loss or painful transitions in childhood.

Mindfulness

I integrate mindfulness into all forms of counselling where it seems useful. Mindfulness is a process of anchoring yourself in the present moment by turning an accepting awareness to your thoughts, feelings and perceptions, often through meditation. Mindfulness is particularly effective for anxiety and panic disorders. It can also help to reduce stress and increase your ability to safely manage the powerful emotions triggered during trauma work. Over time, mindfulness supports you to build a kindly and patient attitude towards yourself which can be particularly helpful if you tend to be very self-critical.

I also enjoy offering creative and symbolic ways of working, such as through story, play, chair work, drawing and working with clay.

Getting started

I know that taking that first step can often feel difficult especially if you don't know what to expect.

All you need do right at the start is get in touch! You can contact me in whatever way feels most comfortable - by telephone call, text or email and we can arrange an initial meeting/assessment.

I offer an optional, free 15 minute pre-assessment telephone consultation. This is an opportunity for you to connect with me before meeting and ask questions, which can be helpful if you are nervous or a bit unsure.

All sessions are 60 minutes long. Don't worry, it's very relaxed and if you are nervous I will do my best to put you at ease. Our assessment session is a chance for us to get to know each other a little - you will have the space to tell me what you has brought you to counselling, and I can explain how I work and answer any questions you have. After that, I can tell you if I think I can help you and you can decide if it feels a good fit for you. Some people know right away, others like to go away and have a think about it. There is no obligation to continue.

If we decide to continue, we will then agree a day and time to meet, usually weekly. You might already have an idea as to whether you want to work long or short term, or you may wish to contract for 6-12 sessions and see how you feel as we work together.

I work from my own private, quiet counselling room on the first floor of MEA House. There is full disabled access, including lift and accessible toilets. The building has reception cover, waiting area and a café on the ground floor.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Level 7 Advanced Diploma in Relationally-centred Psychotherapeutic Counselling
  • BSc (Hons) in Social Work/Disability Studies
  • NCFE certificate in Basic Counselling Skills
  • I have completed trainings with PODS (Positive Outcomes for Dissociative Survivors) on dissociation in survivors of child sexual abuse.

My professional background for the past 20 years has been in mental health, learning disabilities, advocacy and welfare rights settings. I went on to complete the three-year Integrative Advanced Diploma in Relationally Centred Psychotherapeutic Counselling, an in-depth, leading edge training run by the Scarborough Counselling and Psychotherapy Training Institute.

I have previously volunteered as a counsellor in two North East charities. My work is now primarily in private practice and I also do some counselling work for a mental health charity. I have worked with people with a range of issues including depression, anxiety and stress; relationship issues; loneliness; trauma stemming from childhood experiences of emotional, physical and sexual abuse and neglect; dissociation; struggles in the workplace; bullying; domestic abuse; bereavement; low self-confidence; caring responsibilities and many more.

I have also had a Buddhist Insight meditation practice for 20 years and regularly attend meditation retreats.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

UKCP

Accredited register membership

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Fees

- My fee is £40 per 60 minute session

- I offer some limited concessionary spaces, please enquire

- Optional free 15 minute initial telephone consultation

Maps & Directions

Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE1 8XS

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: Unspecified

Availability

Mon-Thursday 9am-8pm

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme