Sean Lowden - Psychological Therapist – Reg. MBACP Accred – BA (Hons).
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 NHS, Criminal Justice Sector, Mental Health Charities, and also as a Workplace Mental Health Adviser in the public sector, assessing staff mental well being 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.
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
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug addiction
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic attacks
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
Sessions last for 1 hour and charged at £50.00 - couples £70.00.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|