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.
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.
Learning to control anxiety/stress levels. Changing my outlook on certain situations and changing the way I feel about myself. Feeling less self critical and self conscious….Apprehensive at first coming to sessions but after the first couple I found it very enjoyable being able to share my worries which relieved the anxiety a lot, having someone there ‘neutral’ to talk to helped.
Helped me manage my negative thoughts and changed the way I saw things to a more positive outlook. Managing my thoughts and learning to be kinder to myself has motivated me to make positive changes to my lifestyle. Great service, was sceptical at first but glad I came. Has changed my mood dramatically!!
Feeling less anxious – reduces symptoms. I felt it was beneficial to speak to someone different about symptoms, you know your not going crazy. Felt as though I could push myself more to enjoy social events instead of staying in all of the time. I learnt loads of techniques which I can do if my anxiety comes back i.e breathing techniques, mindfulness.
Through the sessions, I now think before I act and speak, leading to less confrontational situations at work. I feel calmer in myself which has resulted in less bouts of low mood.
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.
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.