Sean Lowden - Psychological Therapist – Reg. MBACP Accred – BA (Hons).
As a brief therapy formula: I work to assist you to release your EMOTIONS and then to PROCESS these emotions to help you reconnect with your affected self and move forward from any adopted NEGATIVE THINKING.
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 as an employed therapist for the NHS and as a self-employed mental health specialist and therapist for employees of two national companies.
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 Newcastle City Centre and Sacriston, County Durham. Let’s know which geographical area, day and time suits you best and I will accommodate.
Feel free to text, call or email me. No charge for initial confidential telephone assessment. I look forward to hearing from you.
'It's all been figured out, except how to live?' Jean-Paul Sartre.
Training, qualifications & experience
BA (Hons) Degree in Counselling
Foundation Degree in Counselling
Level 3 Diploma in Counselling
CELTA English Teaching Certificate
Third level Marketing Diploma
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
Self-discovery through Creative Writing
Personal Safety and Handling Abusive Behaviour
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.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Sessions last for 1 hour and face to face are charged at £60.00 - couples £80.00.
Telephone and Skype £40.00 per session.