Sean Lowden - Counsellor/Psychotherapist. Reg. MBACP (Accred). BA (Hons).

Sean Lowden - Counsellor/Psychotherapist. 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

So what are Counselling and Psychotherapy? And which is best suited 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 impacted 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 our personality and our sense of self. This approach usually involves exploring our childhood experiences, upbringing, and our relationship history to determine and analyse how experiences of life have formed us as adults today. Adopted coping strategies are explored and emotional repair begins once the underlying issues behind how we present today are identified and processed.

I offer both Counselling and Psychotherapy, and very often find that by integrating the two can provide a more comprehensive program of therapy. If relevant to your needs, I use elements from Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT). I also use Mindfulness, in the form of guided imagery, breathing and grounding exercises to assist anxiety and body process.

I am experienced in working with complex issues and working with a mental diagnosis and addictions. And work with adults and couples from multiple cultures and social backgrounds, including non-English speakers, using interpreters.

‘Everything has been figured out, except how to live.’ Jean-Paul Sartre.

I work in various sectors across the northeast as a therapist: GP Surgeries and Hospitals, the Criminal Justice Sector, Mental Health Charities, Local Councils and also as a Workplace Mental Health Advisor in the public sector where I assess staff mental health and advise on therapy and recovery.

I can offer clinics in Newcastle City Centre, County Durham (Sacriston) and Sunderland (Roker). Let me know an area, day and time that suits you best and I will endeavour to accommodate.

My hourly rate is £50.00 and £70.00 for couples work.

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

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None

Accessibility

Wheelchair access: Unspecified

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme