About me

Hi, I'm Judith.  I know it can be hard trying to find the right counsellor, especially as there's so much choice and jargon to cut through. It also takes real courage to take this first step and to recognise you need some support. I believe the most important thing is to find a counsellor that you can connect with and feel comfortable in sharing your thoughts and feelings.  It's also really important that you feel you're in safe hands. I can offer you a  telephone chat to help you decide if I'm the right person for you.  

Most of us have times in our lives when things get on top of us which can result in uncomfortable and painful feelings. This might be linked to an individual  event/experience or sometimes an accumulation of things can build up over the years and we suddenly hit a tipping point.  There are also the times when we just feel rotten but have no idea why. It can be hard to talk about feelings with those close to us and we sometimes believe that no one will understand.  It can be difficult to carry all this stuff alone. I can offer you a warm, friendly and professional counselling service to support you in whatever you're going through. 

Counselling is a great way to explore and unravel your thoughts and feelings. It helps us to find clarity in what we're experiencing and can be a huge step towards self awareness, change and personal growth. 

Please drop me a text or email so we can arrange a time to talk.  I offer online Counselling via Zoom, Teams/Whats app or telephone counselling, so no travel required.  

Training, qualifications & experience

Foundation Degree in Person-Centred Counselling 2014 & registered with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. (BACP)  

Previous Counselling Employment: 

Tyneside and Northumberland Mind.

Newcastle University.

Newcastle Sixth Form College.

I have also worked as a Community Wellbeing Officer in an adult Social Work team for 21 years. This role has given me a wealth of invaluable experience in working with people and supporting them through difficulties times. I have a great knowledge and understanding of the issues we can face in life from this role.  I feel this has greatly supported me as a counsellor.

I have a wide range of experience in supporting clients with:

Bereavement.

Grief and loss: relationship break down, loss of job, illness.

Coping with transitions in life: starting University, retirement, ageing, divorce, being a carer, family issues. 

Anxiety and panic attacks.

Depression & suicidal feelings.

I have a specialist interest in Involuntary Childlessness (see below for more detail).

Adult bullying.

Loss of self identity or feeling lost.

Low self esteem/confidence & trust issues.

My experience has shown me that counselling can bring about huge change and personal growth. This motivates me to learn and grow in my profession.

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Involuntary Childlessness.

On average 1 in 5 women are childless in the western world with about 10% childless by choice.  These numbers are growing due to many factors.

In our society we all know that having children changes everything but few know that not having them does too.

Many women experience huge feelings of grief and loss in the realisation that they’re not going to be a mother. They’re often left questioning their identity and role in life. Some women are left wondering how they’ll navigate their future which can also raise fears about ageing without children.  All of this can have a profound effect on a persons wellbeing, confidence, motivation, self image and self belief. 

Research shows that involuntary childlessness can be a painful and isolating experience.  The grief is often disenfranchised as the loss isn’t recognised by those around them.  This can lead to feelings of anger and despair which add to the sadness that's already being carried.  This can also impact on relationships with partners, friends, family and colleagues.

If you're in this situation counselling can be helpful as it’s a means to honestly explore your thoughts and feeling with a person you can trust. I’ll provide you with a supportive and safe place to talk and will encourage you gently to let those feelings out, as carrying them around every day can be so difficult and exhausting. Counselling is also a place that allows you gain a deeper understanding of yourself and this can be empowering in helping you to find your way forward. I’m interested in your story and will support you with warmth, kindness & empathy.

Fees

£40.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

I offer online or telephone counselling and charge £40 per hour. 

My working days are Monday and Saturday. 

Please feel free to contact me anytime by phone 07385 293381 or email judithkeoghcounselling@gmail.com to arrange an informal chat to consider if I'm the right counsellor for you.  I'll always do my best to get back to you asap. 

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Further information

Mob: 07385 293 381

Email me here

I offer online or telephone counselling sessions.

Newcastle Upon Tyne
Tyne And Wear
NE1

Stannington
Morpeth
Northumberland
NE61

Type of session

Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

In England and Wales, the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS, formerly known as CRB) carry out criminal records checks for individuals working with vulnerable groups, such as children. To find out more, visit gov.uk , or contact this professional directly

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a Counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the Counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Online platforms

Skype
Whatsapp
Zoom