About me

Reflecting Back the Wholeness of You

I hope you will never need my help, but if you do ...

I offer support to adults coping with:

  • Anxiety or stress
  • Depression
  • Situations in which they find themselves dissociating
  • A sense of loss or grief at losing a hoped-for future including childlessness, divorce, redundancy
  • Hurtful or diminishing relationships (individuals only) including personal relationships with partner, parent or child and work relationships including work performance issues
  • Struggling with the consequences of experienced childhood neglect or emotional, physical or sexual abuse
  • The strain of living with a sense of shame or guilt or low self-esteem
  • Feelings of guilt or irritation when caring for dependent partners or parents or with adult dependent children

If any of this feels familiar then call me on 07768 869 551 for a free assessment or simply to find out how I may be able to help you. There is no commitment for you to continue.

I work both face-to-face and online (over Zoom or Skype) with Adults. My practice is based in the beautiful county of Northumberland at counselling rooms in Darras Hall, Ponteland near Newcastle. There is plenty of parking and  Darras Hall has wheelchair access, reception desk and waiting area.

Counselling appointments are one hour between 09:00-17:00 on Monday to Friday. I can also offer evening appointments.

Our work together is confidential and the notes I take are held in accordance with the requirements of GDPR. I attend regular supervision and follow the Code of Ethics of my professional body, the UKCP.

Call me on 07768 869 551 for a free assessment or simply to find out how I may be able to help you. There is no commitment for you to continue.

You can also contact me via my email address patty.everitt@live.com. Typically I respond within 36 hours; if you have not heard from me within that time please do check your spam folder. I may have found my way into the wrong folder!

You can also visit my website on www.patty-everitt.co.uk.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • UKCP Registered Neurolinguistic Psychotherapist
  • Diploma Neurolinguistic Psychotherapy, Dip NLPt
  • Diploma Clinical Hypnotherapy
  • Certificate Clinical Supervision
  • NeuroLinguistic Programming (NLP) Master Practitioner

  • BSc Physics and Mathematics
  • PhD. Physics

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.


UK Council for Psychotherapy

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

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

In therapy, we work to explore your experience of reality and the beliefs you hold about yourself, others and the world. Beliefs may be just that, beliefs and not truths.

I often work with women who feel they have lost their sense of who they are, and are living with a sense of disorientation, emptiness or of inexplicable sadness.

I work with men whose sense of self has been diminished through living in difficult relationships or by redundancy.

Losing one’s sense of Self can manifest in many ways: a feeling of low self-confidence, low self-esteem or low self-worth; a feeling of still not being good enough despite all my achievements, of comparing myself unfavourably with others; of putting up with poor behaviours toward me because “that is what I have to do”; of not getting on or losing out again on promotion; or of feeling pinned to the periphery, ignored or abandoned. Perhaps it manifests as a general feeling of anxiety without really understanding the cause, or of low moods and poor motivation. The circumstances are always unique to the person experiencing them; the emotions are utterly human.

My role is to create a physical and emotional space where you feel “safe enough” to explore what is happening in your life and create and rehearse choices for yourself for the future. My place is to accompany you as you do that.

What does “safe enough” mean?

It means building a relationship that is non-judgemental, empathic and confidential and where boundaries are respected. This safe space enables difficult questions to be asked and answered and for emotions to be felt and expressed.

Together we pay attention to your patterns of thoughts, feelings and behaviours; we can be curious about these patterns and notice which ones are helpful to you and which are less so.

When we become consciously aware of our patterns and the “musts” and “must nots” we are living by, and didn’t know were there, then we have a choice about if and how we change them.

When we accept choice, then we can take control and responsibility for ourselves and how we live and not be driven by the “musts” and “oughts”; we can be with others and not subject to them; we can recognise our abilities and be recognised for our contributions and not feel we have to hide or belittle our achievements.

If this is something that you recognise or resonates deeply within you and you want to explore further, then please do call and I will do my best to answer your questions.


Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

My fees are £70 per hour and appointments are typically one hour in duration.

I offer concessions to Clergy and to Trainee Counsellors and Psychotherapists and to Key Workers.


Monday-Friday between 09:00-17:00. Evening and early morning appointments available

Further information

I provide professional and personal coaching face-to-face, by phone and by video link. I provide short interventions to assist with: Returning to work after maternity/paternity leave or ill health; Recovering confidence after a period of redundancy; Addressing identified poor work performance.

I present at CPD events of professional associations.

I have presented at conferences providing a psychological perspective on such subjects as planning career development and co-present and coach on public and corporate Resilience Programmes which are designed to help people change the way they think and feel about stress and to equip them to manage themselves more resourcefully when faced with stressful situations.

Darras Hall

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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.

Darras Hall has a waiting area and receptionist. There is plenty of local parking.


In person supervision
Online supervision
Telephone supervision

My Approach to Supervision is to offer a safe space, a supportive and educational environment,  in which all aspects of client work can be openly explored.

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