Welcome to Julia Chapman Counselling Services Newcastle and South Shields

I’m Julia Chapman. I am a BACP Accredited Counsellor and I provide counselling services in Newcastle and South Shields. 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.

Appointments can be arranged in Newcastle or South Shields or via telephone or Skype.

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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