Joan Dawson

Joan Dawson

Tyne And Wear

07726 341 373

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About me

I am an experienced therapist offering counselling and psychotherapy to adults in the Gateshead area. You may have a clear idea of the problem you wish to look at, or may have only a vague sense that something is wrong. We would always work together to discover more about what is going on for you and to clarify a way forward.

Therapy usually happens weekly to begin with and sessions are for 50 minutes.

You can book a one-off initial appointment to discuss what you are looking for, then decide if you wish to continue. If you are limited in the number of sessions you can attend, we can work within this.

Training, qualifications & experience

I hold Diplomas in Psychotherapy and Therapeutic Counselling (distinction) and have been in private practice since 2006.  I also worked for 10 years within the NHS.

I believe that therapy is for everyone, and have worked with clients from a wide range of backgrounds with many types of problem.

As an Integrative Psychotherapist, I do not follow a single model of therapy but draw on different approaches to best match what you might need at any given time. As human beings, our experience is shaped by many different factors, which may be internal (within ourselves) or external (in our environment including our relationships). These interact to create our unique experience. Different therapies can best address these different aspects of the self.

Therapy is collaborative, and I would work alongside you so that together we can better understand what you are currently experiencing; we would then identify what changes you might be able to make; and where you cannot make a change, how you can best adjust to your situation. The changes you make will be unique to you.

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Registered / Accredited


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£45 per 50 minute appointment

Maps & Directions

Gateshead, NE11

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair user access: No


Appointments available Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays

Types of client

Older adults
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