Graeme Armstrong MBACP
Unsure about the next step in your life? Feeling depressed, alone or stuck in a relationship that's seems to be going nowhere? Step family issues? Need some support getting through?
Hi. I'm Graeme Armstrong, and I offer counselling in a confidential, nonjudgmental, safe and friendly environment. I work according to the Ethical Framework of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I've been a counsellor now for over 18 years, and work with individuals, couples, families and young people over the age of 11.
I am an experienced and qualified RELATE counsellor and supervisor of counsellors, now working privately and have years of experience working in a range of settings, including Children's Centres and as a mental health counsellor in GP surgeries.
I am aslo a lead Tutor for the Mindfulness Association and have delivered over 30 modules in mindfulness throughout the UK over the last 3 years see http://www.mindfulnessassociation.org/
I work from the calm surroundings of Jesmond Therapy Centre see www.jesmondtherapycentre.co.uk and Dobsob House see http://dobsonhousepsychologicaltherapies.com/
At the heart of my practice lies a passionate belief that although we all experience great pain and distress in our lives, we all have the ability to heal and grow through this pain and find more enriching, creative and satisfying lives. It has been my honour to have helped hundreds of people on the counselling journey to do just that.
I work with a wide range of issues. As a couple counsellor I work with relationships or marriages that are at a crossroads, relationships that are struggling after the impact of an affair or the loss of sexual feelings. There could be a host of individual issues that you are experiencing that also affect your relationship: bereavement, redundancy, "empty nest syndrome", anxiety or depression. You might be divorced and wondering how best to handle the parental relationship. Do you feel threatened in your relationship and want to explore what's happening?
Struggling with stepfamily issues? Wondering how or when to introduce your children to your new partner and their children? I can help with family counselling.
If it's individual counselling you need, if you feel alone and have nobody to turn to, if you're anxious, depressed or stressed at work, just been made redundant and uncertain of the next step, let me help you find your way through the mazes and muddles that life brings.
As a member of the Association of Pastoral Spiritual Care and Counselling (APSCC) I can help you if you are at a crossroads with your spirituality or faith.
Training to be a counsellor and need supervision? Since 2006 I have delivered supervision to counsellors who are just beginning their training through to Master’s level, using a wide range of therapeutic modalities.
I’m here to help: make today a new beginning and call me at the number above.
Training, qualifications & experience
Posr Graduate Diploma in Studies in Mindfulness (University Aberdeen)
Post Graduate Diploma in Relationship Therapy (Systemic Therapy) University of Hull
Foundation Skills Training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (NHS)
Supervisors Training Certificate (Relate)
Post Graduate Diploma in Couple Therapy University of East London
Relate Certificate in Marital and Couple Counselling Theory and Practice (Relate)
Children and Young People's Counselling
CBT for Couples training
Extensive training in domestic violence and abuse
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Physical abuse
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Stress reduction using Mindfulness meditation
Photos & videos
Fee for individual counselling is £50 per session
Fee for couple counselling is £50 per session
Fee for family counselling is £60 per session
Fee for supervision is £40 per hour with student rates available
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- The stepparent: 7 tips for the most fragile of all relationships
- Getting divorced? Get your circle of allies working!
- How to hurt your children when divorcing: A top 20 guide
- Couple relationships: rewilding yours
- Couple relationships: 7 steps to becoming open in a deadlocked space
- Couple relationships: bonding and responding
- After the affair: go from data mining to discovering meaning
- Relaxive practice and reflective practice: Or why just chillaxing ain't enough!
- 7 Happy couple tips
- Reactive and responsive relationships
- Rebuilding trust in couple relationships: 6 great tips
- Couple relationships: when you don’t feel compatible
- Ways to break the pain of divorce
- Handling tough times in couple relationships: 5 tips
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Monday afternoon and evening Wednesday afternoon and evening Thursday afternoon and evening Friday daytime
Types of client
Supervision & training
I deliver two types of supervision: supervision to psychological therapists and supervision to practitioners/tutors of mindfulness.