Matthew Bower MBACP, BA (Hons) Counselling - Touching Base Counselling

Matthew Bower MBACP, BA (Hons) Counselling - Touching Base Counselling

Saville Therapies Centre
College Suite, Saville Chambers
College Street
Newcastle Upon Tyne
Tyne And Wear

Touching Base Counselling North East
The Vault Creative Well-Being Centre
31 Station Road
Tyne And Wear
NE28 6RL


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Using an integrated approach to counselling, I offer a welcoming and confidential space where you can be valued and understood in order to begin finding your own way forward. I will help you to reflect upon and explore your challenges whilst offering an independent, non-judgemental perspective. I cater for a range of issues including, stress, work related issues, anxiety, bereavement, depression, relationship problems and abuse.

For many, it is helpful to have some time and space away from their everyday lives where they can talk to a trained professional about issues which may be troubling them. Whilst friends and family can be an invaluable source of support during difficult times, sometimes talking to a counsellor who is outside of and not emotionally involved in the situation can provide a fresh perspective, new insights and help you to see things clearer and handle life’s issues in a different way.

We can work flexibly around your schedule, and offer counselling on early evenings and weekends.

Touching Base Counselling North East is located in the heart of Newcastle. We offer private counselling at multiple locations across Newcastle and further afield.

Training, qualifications & experience


BA (Hons) Counselling
NCFE Counselling Skills and Theory
NCFE Counselling Skills
BACP Register of Counsellors & Psychotherapists - 224148


Boundaries Training
Safeguarding Children
Adult Alerted Course
Domestic Abuse Awareness
The Health and Well-being of Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Young People
Child Protection Training
Supervision Workshop
Working with the affects of abuse
Working with Suicidal clients
Eating Disorders
Family Training
Suicide Prevention

Member organisations


Accredited register membership

Photos & videos

  • The Vault
  • The Vault
  • Saville Therapies Centre


Individual counselling sessions cost £50 and we offer a discounted rate of £40 per session for bookings of 6 sessions or more.

We offer an initial assessment at £25, where we will explore presenting issues and discover if we are able to work together. If Touching Base is not right for you, we will discuss this during our meeting and we will look at the available alternatives.

Further information

The length of counselling is different for everyone, however we suggest a minimum of six 50 minute sessions to begin with. At the end of these sessions we can review and discuss if we feel more sessions are needed.

Maps & Directions

Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE1 8JG
Wallsend, NE28 6RL

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


Wheelchair access: Unspecified


Monday - Friday 3.30pm – 8.00pm Saturday - Sunday 9.30am – 2.00pm

Types of client

Young people
Older adults