David Scott

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Psychotherapist & Psychotherapeutic Counsellor - UKCP
Available for new clients
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Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, NE1 6UF
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

From time to time we all need a little support navigating life.

Sometimes we know exactly what is causing the problem, perhaps it's grief from losing a loved one or a career, and we just need some help finding relief from pain, and some guidance to work through the issue.

But on other occasions searching for the root of the problem can be the issue and you may feel confused, or uncertain, or have doubts before you even address the issue at the heart of the pain.

Therapy can help in both these circumstances, and many more besides; promoting growth when things seem at their worst, or helping us find the path when we lose sight of it.

Being seen, heard, and understood is really important, and having someone to talk to can make all the difference in your life. I offer a confidential, empathetic, and judgement free relationship within which to explore what support would best fit your individual needs.

In addition to just talking, I can also incorporate, where and when appropriate, different, more creative, techniques that can help move the talking process forward when words aren't enough and don't come very easily; things such as writing therapies or working with clay, or in sandtray and with sandplay.

I also incorporate breathing, mindfulness, or guided imagery into the journey, and these practices can help connect the mind and body, calming anxieties and helping to focus or develop awareness.

I have worked with a broad range of people from all walks of life, backgrounds, sexes, genders, and ages, with a range of issues - there are no taboos and there are no unwelcome topics of conversation.

I offer short or long term work, on fixed or open ended arrangements, from two warm, comfortable, and inviting studios in central Newcastle.

As an advocate of fresh air and movement, walk/talk therapy can also be arranged - please call to discuss this arrangement.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am an accredited member of the UKCP (Registration number: 2011190460)

and a registered member of the BACP (Membership number00976584)

Level 7 Diploma in Psychotherapy

Level 6 Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling

And I work within the appropriate ethical frameworks of those organisations.

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & 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).

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Anxiety is the number one reason people look for support. There are many different types of anxiety, yet all can cause negative repetitive thought patterns, feelings of catastrophe, or dread. Anxiety also causes physical symptoms such as agitation, nausea, pain, and in some cases illness. I can help address both the causes and effects of anxiety, to bring about calm, ease and a greater sense of security.
People have always experienced depression, but similar to anxiety, it appears to be increasing as an issue. Depression can cause low mood and feelings of hopelessness for weeks and sometimes years, and some are driven to thoughts of suicide by it.
But depression can be defeated. Contrary to old myth, it is not a chemical imbalance only stabilised by medication. If you experience depression, we’d like to work with you and support you.
Stress – Overwhelm – Burnout
Stress can drive life forward, or bring it to a grinding halt. When experienced excessively or persistently it can take control and often results in physical and emotional exhaustion. Feelings of overwhelm and the inability to cope with the demands of daily life are common. Together, we can help identify the causes of stress or burnout, and develop strategies and techniques to manage in the future.
Trauma – Traumatic Stress
Trauma is a psychological and emotional response to an event or experience that is deeply distressing or disturbing. Caused by a wide range of experiences trauma can have a profound effect on a person’s mental and physical health. It can be brought about by a single acute incident or repeated exposure over a period of time.
Trauma manifests in many forms and presents as stress or post-traumatic stress symptoms, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), or complex post-traumatic stress disorder (C-PTSD). Employing evidence-based treatments in a safe and supportive environment we work towards recovering from the experiences that effect your daily happiness and wellbeing.
Low mood – Chronic Sadness - Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
We all experience sadness, but sometimes it can feel as though there is no way out. When it’s difficult to imagine ever feeling happy or joyful again, understanding how to bring emotional balanced back into your life can feel hopeless. Living a joyless life is no fun, so we can help guide you to a brighter future.

Physical / emotional abuse
Physical abuse is any intentional act that causes physical harm or injury to another person. Emotional abuse refers to any behaviour that is used to control, manipulate, or undermine another person’ sense of self-worth and self-esteem.
At Uniphy we offer support to those suffering from abuse and help in recovery. We also recognise that working with those acting abusively brings about the lasting change everyone needs. By working with those experiencing abuse, whether the victim or perpetrator, we aim to end the pain.
Grief – Loss
Grief is a natural response to experiencing the death of a loved one, the end of a significant relationship, or the loss of any significant part of one’s life.
The pain of loss can feel debilitating, as we can encounter an array of emotions such as sadness, anger, guilt, and confusion. Experiencing grief varies widely from person to person, and there is no right or wrong way to process such loss. Safety, compassion, and support in navigating the complex emotions of grief will help find a path towards healing and acceptance.    
Isolation – Loneliness
Isolation is a state of being physically separated from others either by choice or circumstance. Loneliness is a subjective feeling of being alone or lacking social connections. Although isolation and loneliness are related, they are not the same thing. Yet both cause a decline in our mental and physical wellbeing.
A therapeutic relationship can combat feelings brought about by loneliness and isolation. It can also help identify underlying causes and work on strategies to feel connect with others. 
Identity – Who am I?
Identity is a complex process which can relate to gender, race, sexuality, religion, ethnicity etc… yet it can also be a job, relationship, or state of being. Our identity, or sense of self, is not fixed or static but dynamic and evolving, changing over time and with experience. When we feel our identity shift, or we lose sight of who we are, or perhaps discover the freedom to explore a part of ourselves we denied, then issues of identity can arise. Parts of ourself may feel alien to us or others. We may not feel accepted or accept ourselves.
Identity plays a major role in wellbeing, and as trained professional therapists we help people unravel the mysteries of self.
Suicidal Ideation - Suicidality
When our experience of life feels too much, we can often think that ending it all is the only option. In our more aware moments we know this is not the case, but sometimes, we can’t always hold onto that awareness.
Men are three times more likely to bring about death by suicide than any other society group. Yet teen girls see the most significant statistical rise in suicide over the past recent years. We can all be susceptible to a thought that brings about an act that can’t be undone. With experience in working with clients with end of life plans or intrusive thoughts of an unpleasant nature, we can help make sure we all see another sunrise.

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£50.00 - £60.00

Additional information

Standard rate weekdays: £50 per 50 minute session.

Weekend rate: £60 per 50 minute session.

Free 20 minute initial consultation by phone.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Weekend appointments are available.

Please feel free to call and discuss any specific requirements as there is flexibility within the presented table.

Further information

Studio 4 has been furnished with comfortable and effective therapy in mind. Only a 3 minute walk from Grey's Monument or a 2 minute walk from Manors Car park, it's easy to find and access.

Please feel free to contact me in any of the ways mentioned above to discuss how we might work together.

Studio 4, 2nd Floor Sunco House, Carliol Square, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, NE1 6UF

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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Working in Central Newcastle, the therapy studio has a lift that allows direct access to the studio. Wheelchair access can be made available, providing prior notice is given for the provision of ramps for two small steps at the front of the building.

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