Lesley Haddow

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UKCP Psychotherapist & Psychotherapeutic Counsellor
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

Newcastle, NE1 6UF
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Having a lived experience of my own, led me to search for support when I needed it most, much the same way you are doing now, by reading my profile. My journey, still on going, has moved me to help others understand their emotional wellbeing and life course. Mental Health is a complex aspect of human well-being, highly individualised, and multifaceted. Influenced by a range of factors; genetics, environment, personal experiences, relationships, social support, and personal lifestyle choices, needs vary from person to person, and what will work for one person, will not always work for another.

Being an Integrative Psychotherapist, my philosophy is to balance theoretical models of psychotherapy with an empathetic and accepting therapeutic relationship. 

Together we will empower your sense of self to experience the world you live in, and your place in it. Offering a supportive environment within which you will be heard and emotionally held, we will discover together preventative and restorative ways to reach your goals.  Through methods such as sand tray, clay, use of miniatures and art, in addition to the ‘talking cure’ an integrative approach that offers a personalised plan.

Offering short term counselling to provide symptom relief and reduction, or longer term therapeutic treatment to develop alternative perspectives into relationship patterns, maladaptive behaviours, or emotional discomfort. Along with support to navigate the psychological adjustments required for significant life changes such as, long term health conditions, retirement, menopause, relational breakdowns, empty nest syndrome, or grief, loss, or end of life preparation.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Post Graduate Diploma in Adult Psychotherapy with Distinction
  • Diploma in Adult Psychotherapeutic Counselling 
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Health Information Management 
  • Currently working towards Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling for Children and Young People. 
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Health Information Management

I am an accredited member with the UKCP. 

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

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
Accredited Register Scheme

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UK Council for Psychotherapy

Areas of counselling I deal with


£35.00 - £60.00

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Health Assured

Additional information

£50 per 50 minute weekday session.

£60 per 50 minute weekend session.

Free 15 minute initial consultation by phone.

A limited number of concessional appointments are offered when available for low income, students, and blue light card holders (below certain thresholds). These are charged at the rate of £35 per session for 12 consecutive sessions. Concessional rate appointments are limited in number and limited to certain appointment times in the day.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Please feel free to call and discuss any specific requirements as there is flexibility within the presented table.

Further information

Studio 3 & 4 have been furnished with comfortable and effective therapy in mind. Only a 3 minute walk from Grey's Monument or a 2 minute walk from Manors Car park, it's easy to find and access.

Please feel free to contact me in any of the ways mentioned above to discuss how we might work together.

Studio 3, 2nd Floor Sunco Houses, Carliol Square, Newcastle, NE1 6UF

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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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.

Working in Central Newcastle, the therapy studio has a lift that allows direct access to the studio. Wheelchair access can be made available, providing prior notice is given for the provision of ramps for two small steps at the front of the building

Online platforms

Google Meet