Kevin Simpson BSc (Hons) MBACP
The Square Bubble
18A Blandford Square
Newcastle Upon Tyne
Who do you talk to the most?
Your partner? Your best friend? Work mate? Brother? Sister? Your kids? Your parent(s)? Social media? The answer - for all of us - is ourselves. It's called our internal dialogue and it occupies 99% of all of our conversations.
This often comes as a surprise to many people. We are not taught this. We are rarely, if ever, given permission to look inside ourselves with curiosity and interest at how we are responding to the world around us. It is the conversations we have with ourselves that govern how we feel and think. You've been talking to yourself all of your life - even before you had words. Even as a small baby you were responding to your environment purely with feelings – the conversation had begun and it has continued ever since.
As we develop and grow our inner conversations grow increasingly sophisticated and familiar as our identity and sense of self develops. These familiar conversations, composed of our thoughts and feelings, don’t always feel good. We learn to respond in familiar ways to the world around us. We tell ourselves we are bad when certain things happen.
Counselling and psychotherapy can help you develop your awareness of the conversations you have with yourself; your relationship with yourself; the familiar thoughts and feelings you experience within yourself.
Nobody can make you feel bad. Bad things happen to all of us sometimes - but it is the resulting conversation you have inside yourself, how you manage your thoughts and feelings, that decides how you feel in response to bad events.
Psycho-therapeutic counselling can help and encourage a clearer understanding and awareness of what happens within you. Higher awareness leads to choice - once we have awareness of what happens inside us we can begin to influence the moment-to-moment thoughts, feelings and actions which shape our experience.
I work as both a one-to-one counsellor and also as a couples or relationship counsellor. In both cases I aim to work in a warm, friendly, gentle but also focussed way, guiding my clients on their journey at a pace which feels safe and steady. I realise there are a lot of us counsellors and therapists 'out there' and deciding which to work with is not easy or straightforward. I hope you get in touch so that at the very least we can discuss the issues affecting you.
Location, cost and availability…
I am based in a warm and comfortable counselling room located conveniently in Newcastle City Centre. I am available evenings Mon - Friday .
A standard counselling session lasts 60 minutes - cost per session varies starting at £40 dependant upon circumstances.
Please get in touch if you would like more information or to briefly discuss what is affecting you and how I may be able to help.
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling (DPC) - Northern Guild for Psychotherapy and Counselling.
BSc (Hons) Business and Computing - Northumbria University
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive analytic therapy (CAT)
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
- Couples counselling
- Existential therapy
- Family/systemic therapy
- Gestalt therapy
- Humanistic therapies
From £40 per 60 minute session.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday to Thursday 5pm - 9pm Friday 5-6pm
Types of client