Welcome to Julia Chapman Counselling Services South Shields and Newcastle upon Tyne

Confidential counselling tailored to your needs

Are there things you would like to talk about in a supportive and confidential environment?

Has your GP recommended CBT for depression or anxiety?

Are you interested in referring employees for counselling?



Counselling is a talking therapy that allows you to talk about your problems and explore difficult feelings in a confidential environment. Counselling aims to help you deal with issues that are confusing, painful or uncomfortable.

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Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is a talking therapy that helps you manage your problems and improve how your feel by changing the way you think and behave.

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Paying more attention to the present moment and to the world around you is called mindfulness and this awareness can improve your mental wellbeing.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Why do people decide to have counselling?

Sometimes it can be helpful to talk about personal issues with a person who is independent of friends and family.

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Is counselling confidential?

Yes counselling is confidential. There are some exceptions to keeping confidentiality in relation to duty of care and these will be explained to you in the first session.

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What will happen in the first session?

The first session lasts for approximately one hour. I will listen to your worries and assess whether counselling could be suitable for your needs.

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