Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update:
Appointments are being provided via telephone and online methods with video calling. Please see the telephone and online appointments page for further information.
I am providing support to people who are finding the current circumstances challenging and are experiencing a negative impact on their mental health.
Welcome to Julia Chapman Counselling Services Newcastle, South Shields & Jarrow
I’m Julia Chapman. I am a BACP Accredited Counsellor and I provide counselling services in Newcastle, South Shields and Jarrow. I work with people who refer themselves for counselling and I also work with employees who are referred by their employers.
I provide employee counselling services for a number of organisations based in the North East. I am experienced in providing counselling and cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) for a wide range of issues and I have a special interest in working with anxiety disorders.
I also offer a supervision service for trainee counsellors and newly qualified and experienced practitioners.
Appointments in Newcastle, South Shields or Jarrow. Telephone and online appointments via video calling are also available.
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?
Are you looking for a supervisor?
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 you feel by changing the way you think and behave.
Telephone & Online Appointments
There are many different methods that can be used to deliver online therapy such as Zoom, Skype and FaceTime. If you would like to have online therapy you can choose a method that you feel comfortable using.
Supervision is an essential requirement for trainee counsellors and newly qualified and experienced practitioners. Supervision provides a means to review therapeutic work to ensure ethical and effective practice.
I provide employee counselling services for a number of organisations based in the North East. Part of my work with organisations involves working in-house as the Counsellor for an Occupational Health Company.
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.
‘This process has been extremely helpful for me both personally and professionally’
‘I felt really comfortable talking about my struggles and that nothing was too stupid to say’
‘I came into therapy not knowing much about it but it was the best choice I have made. I am so much more happier and stress free from the sessions I had’
‘Going back and talking about past bad experiences although difficult helped me to move forward’
‘Anxiety and tension headaches have reduced’
The sessions helped me to be able to attend Uni.
Learning about mindfulness was really helpful and working through various stressful situations and looking at an alternative view of them. It also helped me to understand the inner chatter and how to use mindfulness to ease the chatter. It helped me to understand that inner chatter isn’t always reality and the tools that I was given are something that I continue to use
The counselling sessions played an essential role in helping me feel at peace with myself. Being talked through the CBT and mindfulness techniques have played a huge part in helping me find direction in my life and causing myself less unnecessary stress. I found the regular discussions on whether the sessions were working for me in terms of frequency and content extremely helpful.
It has just been hugely helpful. I never thought I’d be able to get over some of my OCD behaviours and I have.
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.