Jacqueline Colligan

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BA(Hons), MSc, MBACP(reg),Clinical Supervisor, DBT Therapist
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Tynemouth NE30 & London W1G
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About me

Therapy - Newcastle & London. Face to face, online & internationally. Hello and welcome, 

I see therapy as a collaborative process, where we work together to make the changes in your life that you want to make. Our goal may be to replace old patterns of behaviour, of thinking, or relating to family, romance, work or self. These may have served us well at some point, but now we need to develop new ones.

I have an established, thriving international practice ,working online with clients in the UK, Asia, Malaysia, USA , The Emirates and Europe. I equally value working face to face in central London and with more local clients in the North East of England/ Tynemouth. Easily accessible from most North East, Northumberland and Durham locations, clients regularly travel up to an hour each way to see me. 

 ~  I specialise in working with people who recognise they are stuck with a certain situation, not coping or in emotional pain. Perhaps using  unhealthy ways to cope with emotions, or unable to prevent repeating patterns and wish to make changes. When this happens, an experienced outside professional can often view the situation more clearly and provide support. I equip clients with necessary skills and insights to move forward. 

Originally trained as a scientist and researcher, I am a university - educated,  London trained Psychotherapist. I combine academic rigour and finely honed clinical skills with a down to earth, nurturing, yet sometimes challenging approach in the therapy room. I am warm and supportive yet not afraid to ease you out of your comfort zone to help you make the changes you hope for .

My work ranges from general issues : ADHD, depression, feeling sad, identity, self - esteem and confidence difficulties, loneliness, anxiety - to more specialist areas : addiction, relationship issues, polyamory, kink aware, trauma and cult exit work. 

Highly skilled in Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT) and Relationship Therapy, these sessions are in high demand. 

Skilled and experienced in sexual and intimacy issues, I have recently completed a year's clinical training  (2022 - 2023) at the Tavistock Institute in London on Sex, Violence, Perversion & Aggression and a recent Tavistock course on  working with 'Love in the Clinical Setting' 

Training, qualifications & experience.

  • Over 15 years of therapy experience, working successfully within voluntary, private and public sector settings.
  • Including the UK's most prestigious private mental health clinics.
  • I currently provide sessional, specialist DBT consultancy services within the UK NHS , Social Services, HM Prison and Probation services and the wider criminal justice system.
  • I am in continuous professional supervision.
  • I have 15 years NHS and University teaching and research experience in Behavioural Healthcare Science and Public Health Medicine.
  • I have been awarded funding and grants and conducted original research into addiction and other behavioural issues.
  • Published in high quality peer-reviewed professional journals. 
  • I have taught on undergraduate and post-graduate courses to Masters and PhD level. 
  • I now practise privately, and also teach and supervise students on a university counselling course. 
  • A qualified Clinical Supervisor, I offer supervision to therapists and groups. 

I have helped many clients overcome or learn to effectively manage complex issues such as: chat room , pornography addiction and psychosexual issues.

My style of working is based on a psychodynamic/psychoanalytic approach. Psychodynamic therapy is an evidence based  therapy (research tested) that helps you understand the complex interplay of learned behaviour, past experiences, and their current influences. What this means is that we may explore past events as well as important relationships, situations and issues in the present.

I have long standing experience of working with issues related to cults, issues with childhood abuse/neglect and intercultural counselling including systemic organisational and religious abuse.

My clients range from those in the public eye to others who are not. I have featured on live TV's 'The Woman Show' on an expert panel on Sex Addiction.

Supervision  . I offer individual and group supervision online or face to face.  Further information in the supervision section below.

Contact me on 07542 800689, via Counselling Directory or via my website for an informal conversation or to arrange a free initial call. 

Training, qualifications & experience

Professional Qualifications. 

It is important to work with a therapist who knows and uses the theory underpinning the therapy, someone continuously investing in their own learning & development, improving their own practice and skills. As part of my ongoing professional development I frequently attend courses and study days related to my practice : 

  • BA (Hons) Anthropology & Epidemiology - University of Newcastle. 1983. 
  • MSc Behavioural Healthcare Science. University of Newcastle. 2001.
  • Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy. Lambeth College London. 2012 -Dip. (L4)
  • DBT Training  'Training the Trainers' - 12 week intensive with US Marsha Linehan, Behavioural Tech trainers. 2015.
  • Open University. Addiction & Neural Ageing.  15 hour Masters level module.  2020.
  • Certificate in Dealing with Distress, Self Harm and Suicidal Ideation. Carolyn Spring PODS Training. June 2020.
  • Certificate in Dialectical Behavioural Therapy. June 2020
  • Tavistock & Portman NHS Trust, London, UK . Certificate in  'Aggression, Violence, Perversion & Sexual Deviation. July 2022 - July 2023. CPD Course.
  •  Tavistock & Portman NHS Trust, London, UK 'Love in the Clinical Setting' 


  • Addictions Therapist. Perry Clayman Project, London. 2012 - 2013
  • Addictions Therapist. Open Road. Essex. 2014 - 15
  • Addictions Therapist/DBT Therapist. Sanctuary Lodge, Essex. 2015 -2017
  • Senior Therapist & Trauma Lead, Promis Clinics. Jan 2018 - Oct 2020.

Professional Memberships and Registrations. 

  • Professional Liability and Indemnity Insurance 
  • Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (EDBS) certification.
  • Registered with the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) meaning I am registered to securely hold personal data.
  • A registered MBACP member I am bound by their ethical and confidentiality guidelines.
  • I am a member of the Society for the Study of Addiction. 

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

People at a crossroads in their lives. Dissatisfaction with life, Couples counselling, Loss and change, alienation and isolation

  • Shame, self-criticism, feelings of inadequacy and under achievement in life
  • Childhood neglect and related issues
  • Sexual Identity Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT)
  • Cultural identity and displacement
  • People affected by suicide
  • People affected by someone else's addiction/dependency
  • Adults whose parents are/were addicts/alcoholics
  • All addictions
  • People involved in 12-Step Recovery Programmes.

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£120.00 - £150.00
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

  • General individual, face to face counselling  Newcastle: £120 per hour, London : from £150 per hour.
  • Individual online DBT sessions - from £120 (single),  to £180/200 (couples).
  • Couples-Relationship therapy : £180 per session online/face to face.
  • Supervision - online /individual & face to face £80.00 per hour/pro rata .
  • Supervision - group supervision/face to face in the North East of England : Durham, Newcastle, Tyneside, Northumberland or online - contact me for details/fees. 

Couples - Relationship counselling is for any two people within a relationship dynamic, e.g. marriage, partners, same sex couples, parent/child, siblings (over 16).

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Contact me for availability outside my usual working hours. This can sometimes be arranged. Weekend and early morning sessions available on request. 

Further information

A registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) I am bound by their Ethical Framework and Good Practice guidelines. 

I work with a variety of people aged 18+

Online .
In-person in Central London at Harley St or Great Portland St.
In-person in Newcastle upon Tyne.

Sessions are Monday to Friday 8am to 8pm. Please enquire about Saturdays or early morning sessions.

Therapy sessions last 60 minutes. Longer sessions available on request .A small amount of optional reading and between session learning may be offered to optimise our time together. 

Tynemouth, Tyne and Wear, NE30

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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In person

Experienced supervisor, offering individual & group supervision. Online & face to face. I specialise in DBT/Couples/Trauma & more general areas.

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Jacqueline Colligan
Jacqueline Colligan