Richard Cave

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BSc Hons Psych DTC UKCP - The Northern Compass Counselling
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Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne And Wear, NE20 9SU
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About me

Thank you for looking further into my profile, it is important to find the right therapist for you. Feel free to give me a call/email to get any answer to questions.

I am a Psychotherapeutic Counsellor, trained in an integrative approach, utilising CBT, TA, and Psychodynamics among other approaches. Essentially the therapeutic process will always be tailored to your own way of working, whether you think or feel your way through issues, or maybe you're more creative or problematic in your approach.

I have been providing private counselling to individuals and organisations for several years. Short and Long Term treatments are available to address a wide variety of which may be triggering Depression, Anxiety and Stress. I also have experience working within the NHS and Emergency Services, including occupational health.

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Most common issues treated:
Depression and associated Symptoms (inc S.A.D)
Anxiety (Emotional, Physical and Cognitive)
Work Related Stress
Self Esteem/Confidence
Sports Related
(Most of us don't fall into a single category and have many issues impacting us)

I am aware that deciding to meet with a counsellor for the first time can be an anxious experience for most people. As such, I provide a free 30 minute consultation session for you to explore the service and if it is appropriate for you. In addition I am available for an initial phone call which will be an informal chat, to explore the services available and for you to get to know me as a therapist. You can then decide if counselling is right for you at this time.

Sessions are charged from £50 per session. Sessions don't necessarily need to be weekly and can be arranged to suit your need and availability. I have a number of spaces for concessions for those your are in part-time work or currently unemployed. Please call me for more details and availability

Telephone and Skype counselling is also available. This Service is becoming used more frequently both nationally and internationally. Feel free to call to find out more regarding this service.

Training, qualifications & experience

Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
Diploma in Psychotherapy (Trained)
Degree in BSc (Hons) Psychology with Sport Science

Trained as a Integrative Therapist, utilising Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Transactional Analysis (TA), Psychodynamic techniques. This enables any treatment to be tailored to the needs of the individual.

In addition to this I have several years experience working as a counsellor in a NHS setting, treating a broad range of issues.

I have also worked within a North East Police force providing occupational health counselling to officers and staff. In addition to the same wide range of issues presented in other environments, I worked with Trauma and the complexities which come with it. I also have experience with work related issues and assisting with maintaining or returning to work.

In addition to this I have been running a private practice for several years providing confidential and professional treatment to individuals and organisations.

I am also currently a Counselling Lecturer at Newcastle College.

If you have any questions regarding the services available, contact me on the details provided for a free telephone consultation.

Member organisations

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
Accredited Register Scheme

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£45.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Students

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Aviva

Additional information

Sessions are charged from £50 per hour. Please contact me on the details provided for a free telephone consultation.

Online or Telephone counselling is also available to individuals.

When I work

Available 9am - 9pm Monday to Thursday, 9am -6pm Friday for contacting and Sessions.

Further information

Sports Counselling:
Specialised treatment is also available to athletes and sports men and women.

We are seeing an increase in individual's within sport who suffer from psychological and emotional impairment. Depression and anxiety can be the result of their involvement in sport/competitions or personal issues: most often a combination of both.

As you are well aware this can not only have a significant impact upon performance but can prevent someone from achieving their full potential.

The therapeutic process can be tailored specifically to you and your sport to achieve not only a personal resolution but assist in sports performance.  Interventions can be matched to current training schedules in addition to sessions being arranged to coincide with competitions to maximise effectiveness and progress.

If you are interested specialised services, you can again contact me directly for a free consultation to answer any question and discuss what needs can be addressed.

With this treatment it is possible for the organisation you are affiliated with to support you with fees. I am available to discuss this with the relative representatives to discuss how this service can be used.

11 West Road, Ponteland, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne And Wear, NE20 9SU

Type of session

In person

Types of client

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

Key details

Arrangements can be made on request


Richard Cave
Richard Cave