Kate Upshall

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Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, NE6 5QN
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About me

Hello, I’m Kate Upshall, a UKCP Accredited Gestalt Psychotherapeutic Counsellor based in Newcastle-upon-Tyne. I am in the process of completing further accreditation as a Gestalt Psychotherapist.

I am passionate about the benefits of Gestalt therapy, and its potential to support us all to live an authentic, satisfying life. I have been practising therapy since August 2016 and opened my private practice in January 2018.

I have a background in mental health and wellbeing roles within the voluntary sector, including a national homelessness charity, and a charity for adults with acquired brain injury. I am also a qualified and experienced Art and Design teacher. If you would like to use art materials in your sessions I would enjoy incorporating them. Gestalt is a flexible and creative therapy, and together we can find methods and materials that work for you.

Gestalt is a relational, embodied psychotherapy, which offers the possibility of growth and change through an accepting, respectful and supportive relationship with your therapist. You may be dealing with challenges such as anxiety or depression, the impact of past experiences or trauma, difficulties in relationships, a period of transition or change in your life, sense of self or identity, grief or loss. Or perhaps you’re interested in finding a new direction or meaning in your life. Together we will develop greater awareness and understanding of your situation and yourself and what the next steps might be for you.

I’m trained to work with individuals and couples over the age of 18.

I hold a Certificate in Relational Supervision, and am currently working towards the Diploma in Relational Supervision.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • UKCP Accredited Psychotherapeutic Counsellor, in the process of completing further accreditation as a Gestalt Psychotherapist.
  • Additional training in couples counselling.
  • Currently undertaking Diploma in Supervision with Relational Change.
  • MSc Occupational Psychology

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

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UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

UK Council for Psychotherapy
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£55.00 per session

Additional information

60 minute sessions cost £55 for individuals and £70 for couples. I review prices annually.

I offer a free initial consultation, which is an opportunity for us to meet and discuss how Gestalt therapy might be helpful for you at this time, and whether I am the right therapist.

I also offer Clinical Supervision for £45 per session. 

Further information

I work in person in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne and online.

St. Gabriels Church Parish Centre, 2 St. Gabriels Avenue, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, NE6 5QN

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

DBS check

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There are stairs to my therapy room. I do have access to a room on the ground floor for people who can't manage stairs, please let me know in advance if you would like me to book this.

Online platforms



In person

Relational Clinical Supervision for Counsellors and Psychotherapeutic Counsellors

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