Sean Lowden - Psychological Therapist – Reg. MBACP AccredBA (Hons).

Sean Lowden - Psychological Therapist – Reg. MBACP Accred – BA (Hons).

Mea House
Ellison Place
Newcastle Upon Tyne
Tyne & Wear
NE1 8XS

Northern Integrative Practice
Durham Road
Sacriston
Durham
DH7 6FE

07989 914 498

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About me

'It's all been figured out, except how to live?' Jean-Paul Sartre.

I find that effective psychological therapy can involve 3 key steps to recovery:

Step 1: releasing EMOTIONS connected to a past or present event or situation.

Step 2: PROCESSING these emotions and reconnecting with our affected sense of self to move forward with our lives.

Step 3: to challenge any residual or adopted negative THINKING formed by our life experience and conditioning.

So what are Counselling and Psychotherapy and which is right for you?

Counselling is best suited to exploring our emotions connected to a situation or event. It can help to alleviate anxiety and low mood related to bereavement, a relationship breakdown, or a traumatic experience. Counselling can also provide a platform to explore and challenge our thoughts, feelings and behaviour that may have become negatively affected by our experiences. Metaphoric tools and realistic strategies can be introduced to assist in challenging negativity and help us to respond, think and behave in a different way - the end goal being to help us to take back control of our lives and move forward.

Psychotherapy focuses more on restructuring the personality or idea of self and sometimes our lives. This approach usually focuses on exploring our childhood experiences, upbringing, and our relationship history to determine and analyse how experiences of life have formed us as adults today. Healing begins once the underlying issues behind how we present today are identified and processed.

I work across multiple sectors throughout the northeast as a contracted and employed therapist in the Criminal Justice Sector, IAPT Services, GP Surgeries, Mental Health Charities, local Councils and also as a Workplace Mental Health Adviser in the public sector, assessing staff mental wellbeing and signposting therapy and recovery.

I work with adults and couples from multiple cultures and social backgrounds, including non-English speakers, using interpreters.

As part of my career development I am presently studying for a MSc in Occupational and Organisational Psychology.

I offer private clinics in Roker, Sunderland, Newcastle City Centre and in Sacriston, County Durham. Let’s know which geographical area, day and time suits you best and I will accommodate. Saturdays are an option and latest week evening appointment would start 6pm and end 7pm.

Sessions are 1 hour for £50.00, and I generally recommend 6 sessions for low mood and anxiety involving 3 weekly sessions, and then a further 3 sessions fortnightly to allow time for processing and self-formulation. Depression, bereavement and trauma will generally require 12 sessions. I rent professional practice rooms for £12.00 per hour which is included in the £50.00 session charge. No commitment to a set amount of sessions required and payment by cash or bank transfer on day.

Feel free to text, call or email me. No charge for initial confidential telephone assessment. I look forward to hearing from you.

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualifications:

BA (Hons) Degree in Counselling

Foundation Degree in Counselling

Level 3 Diploma in Counselling

CELTA English Teaching Certificate

Third level Marketing Diploma

Certicated Training:

NHS Employers Equality and Diversity workshops for Bullying and Harassment Skills and Progressive Muscle Relaxation.

Narrative Therapy Training

Level 2 Safeguarding Adults Policies and Procedures (Gateshead Council)

Trans Awareness Training Be Trans Support and Development North

Mental Health First Aid (Durham Council)

Solution Focused Approach

Outcomes and Management Information

Working Creatively with Children and Young People

Working with Sexualised Behaviour

Meditation and Relaxation Techniques (including Mindfulness)

Counselling Young People on the Autistic Spectrum & their Families

Working with Conflict

Art Therapy

Self-discovery through Creative Writing

Personal Safety and Handling Abusive Behaviour

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

BACP

Accredited register membership

Fees

Sessions last for 1 hour and charged at £50.00 - couples £70.00.

Maps & Directions

Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE1 8XS
Sacriston, DH7 6FE

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

Accessibility

Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Unspecified

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme