Richard S. Cave - BSc (Hons) Psych DIPTC UKCP - The Northern Compass Counselling
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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
(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.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Asperger's syndrome
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug addiction
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic attacks
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship problems
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Schizotypal personality disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
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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.
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.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Available 9am - 9pm Monday to Thursday, 9am -6pm Friday for contacting and Sessions.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|