About me

Hello, I have worked in the health service for 45years before going into private practice. During that time I refined my skill set, both as a family therapist and as an expert in complex and challenging children, including those with a learning disability or autism. I have worked in mental health including addictions /self harm -depression and low self esteem

I always work collaboratively, seeking to harness the strengths of the family and the individual. I have lots of different ways of working and it is my job to find which way works for you. I am accustomed to working with cases of high complexity, liaising with other professionals, where appropriate and with your permission.
A typical session lasts an hour in an undisturbed and tranquil environment

I have helped families and individuals work towards shared goals to improve their quality of life. I always seek your feedback at the end of every session. I can arrange an initial home visit if this is useful to you, however I believe that therapy requires a safe, detached environment, that I can provide at the  hope xchange
I offer zoom and telepone sessions  
Please feel free to email  so we can arrange this and you can find out if i have the right skill set for you. I look forward to being of assistance to you.

Training, qualifications & experience

Diploma Systemic Practice - University of Northumberland
Diploma Systemic Teaching, Training and Supervision
Registered nurse learning disabilities (RET)
44 years NHS experience

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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.


UK Council for Psychotherapy

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

UK Council for Psychotherapy

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Families with children whose behavior is extremely challenging.


Additional information

£80-£100  per hour dependent on income
can negotiate


Tuesday all day Wednesday am Friday pm evening appointments Tuesday and Friday

Further information

I am an AFT approved supervisor and can provide supervision to professionals as part of their CPD.
i will work collaboratively with you to provide supervision to meet your individual needs . i offer a free 1 hour consultation so you can asses if we are the right fit.

Hope Street Xchange
1-3 Hind Street
Tyne And Wear

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a Counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the Counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.


In person supervision
Online supervision
Telephone supervision

I am an AFT approved supervisor and offer professional supervision as part of your CPD.

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Sean Tomlinson

Sean Tomlinson