Rosie Cottam

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Whitley Bay NE26 & Newcastle Upon Tyne NE2
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About me

Hello, I'm Rosie, I am a qualified Integrated Child and Young Person Psychotherapist, this means that I draw on different approaches from my training and life experience to use within the Therapy.

I believe that every child and young person needs the space to tell their story when things aren't quite going right for them.

I have worked within Education and Mental Health for 12 years and have a deep understanding of the issues young people could face. I have worked with Young people who have presented with complex Mental Health needs and Challenging Behavioural needs.

I provide a non judgmental, safe space for all my clients and will work with the young person and their family and will adapt the Therapy to ensure an Individualised approach is given. 

I use play and creative Media within my work, this allows the Child/Young person to tell their story without feeling the pressure of having to verbalise it when needed. 

I can offer Therapy in Whitley Bay (£55) and Jesmond (£68).

Training, qualifications & experience

I hold 3 professional qualifications:

  • Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling with Children and Young people. 
  • Diploma in Psychotherapy with Children and Young People. 
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Psychotherapy with Children and Young People. 
  • I also hold a Degree in Psychology (BSc Hons)

I have extensive experience working with young people who present with the following (not inclusive to):

Abuse, ADD / ADHD, Addictions, Anxiety, Autism spectrum, Bereavement, Depression, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Identity issues, Loss, Obsessions, OCD, Personal development, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Self-esteem, Self-harm, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Substance dependency, Trauma.

I have worked in schools across Northumberland and North Tyneside inclusive of both Primary, secondary schools and alternative provisions. I have also worked in and private practice with both children and adults.

I offer both short and long term psychotherapy and counselling and will ensure to tailor a plan that works with the young person. 

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Therapies offered


£55.00 - £68.00

Additional information

Each Session will last 50 minutes. 

Further information

The sessions generally consist of an Initial Assessment, 6 sessions then a review session looking at how we can move the work forward.

The first session will compose of an Initial Assessment, this is where I will gather information from the young person/child/parent/carer about the presenting issues. It gives everyone a chance to meet each other and to check whether the therapy is suitable to continue. 

Whitley Bay, Tyne and Wear, NE26

Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, NE2

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Children (0-12)
Young people (13-17)

Key details

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Rosie Cottam
Rosie Cottam