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Counselling FAQs

Here we discuss some of the common questions you may have before starting counselling. If you have anything further you’d like to ask, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

At Newcastle Psychologist & Counselling, all our Psychologists, Counsellors and Therapists are specialists in the problems that they treat.  You will not be seen by a “generic therapist” who “works with everything”.

If you are suffering from depression, you will be seen by our depression specialist… Sleep trouble?  You will be seen by Dr Stuart Sadler himself, one of the few UK based therapists trained in Sleep Therapy (Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy for Insomnia). 

Similarly, for all our other services (e.g. trauma, anger management, couples counselling, child psychology etc.), you will always be offered to be seen by the most qualified Psychologist, Counsellor or Therapist for your situation.  

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All of our therapies (such as Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy, or CBT) are proven by research and are at the cutting edge of new approaches (such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and EMDR) so that you are always getting the most recent and most effective proven therapy for your problem. 

Dr Stuart Sadler (Chartered Psychologist) is proud to have selected a highly skilled and experienced team that will work with you in your problem area to help you feel better and stay well.

All of our team attend regular CPD and many have advanced training in their area of expertise, such as working with trauma, OCD, worry, sleep disorders and other problems, meaning that your therapy will be the most effective for your problem.

Contact us using the box below if you are experiencing problems and feel that counselling or therapy could help.

Generally speaking, each session lasts for 50 minutes (though EMDR might range from 60-90 minutes) and focuses on what you want to talk about and work on.

Sessions are non-judgmental and client led, rather than being focused on what the therapist wants to talk about, so that you get the most out of each session.

 Most people see their Psychologist, Counsellor or Therapist on a weekly basis though this is flexible, meaning your therapy or counselling can be adjusted to fit your needs, requirements and situation.

In each session, the Psychologist, Counsellor or Therapist will listen to your difficulties and help you develop better or more effective ways of dealing with your problems using a range of therapy techniques.

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During the first appointment, your Psychologist, Counsellor or Therapist will introduce themselves and aim to put you at ease. 

They will explain the way they work, their confidentiality policy (your privacy is important to us), and ask you if you have any questions about them or how counselling or therapy works.

From there, you will have the remainder of the session to talk about your situation, problems and difficulties, and the way you have been feeling so that your therapist can help you develop better ways of dealing with your problems.

Therapy is much like a conversation rather than an interview, with a focus on understanding and helping you with your problem rather there being any judgment or criticism, as we know this isn’t helpful or useful in helping you. 

Many people say that they feel better for having talked about their problem during the first session, and this is progressed as they continue to meet with their therapist and learn better ways of coping with and dealing with their situation.

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This is a difficult question to answer and the truth is that it depends on the nature of your problem and your goals for therapy or counselling.

Depending on their situation, some people might come and see us for only few sessions and feel better, whereas others might have more complex problems that need more sessions. 

Dr Sadler and his team will always strive to give you time and work with you in the best way that suits you and your recovery.  As a general guide, we recommend preparing for 5 sessions and checking progress from there. 

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Yes.  All of our Psychologists, Counsellors and Therapists specialise in their problem area and as such are more experienced and skilled in working within their specialist area than a generic therapist.   

Further to this, all of our therapists undertake regular CPD and advanced training as well as regular supervision to keep up to date with the latest approaches to therapy and dealing with your problem. 

Even if you have had therapy or counselling before with another service and not gotten the results you wanted, we are happy to speak to you to see if we can help.  Contact us using the box below for further information.

We are asked this a lot, and the answer is that many of our previous clients have had their difficulties for a number of years and we have still been able to help them. 

Whether your started in childhood, more recently or comes and goes over time, our experienced Psychologists, Counsellors and Therapists are highly skilled in helping people like you overcome a range of problems.

We have a range of positive reviews from previous clients which you can check following the link here, or contact us using the form below to see if we can help you.

Everything you talk about with your Psychologist, Counsellor or Therapist will be kept private and confidential with whoever is in the room at the time. 

As part of our duty of care, the only exceptions to our remit of confidentiality is if you say anything that indicates a risk of harm to yourself or others, a requirement to disclose for legal purposes, or if it in the public interest to disclose. 

Where possible this will always be discussed with you and problem solved with you (if possible) before any disclosure is made.

The conditions of confidentiality are covered with you at the beginning of counselling and therapy or can be discussed by contacting us using the form below.

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Yes.  If you feel that it would be helpful to bring someone to support you, or want someone else to be part of the therapy with you, we are happy for you to invite them to join us as frequently as you want.

In some situations (such as in family therapy or couples counselling), having others as part of the therapy can be helpful, though again this is not compulsory. 

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If you are unable to make it to our clinic in Newcastle there are several options.

If appointment times are difficult, Dr Sadler and his team offer a range of appointment times including daytime, evening and weekend appointments.

The team are also experienced in providing online counselling and therapy for a range of problems using Skype, Zoom, Facetime and WhatsApp video so they can also work with you wherever you are, or if you travel often. 

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All our Psychologists, Counsellors and Therapists are accredited with their relevant professional bodies, such as the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), British Psychological Society (BPS) and the equivalent for counsellors and other therapists.

Many of the team have also registered with other professional bodies to prove their qualification in their specialist therapies so you can be confident your therapist meets the highest standards of proficiency possible.

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We work with several insurance companies.  Contact us using the box below to see if your policy covers you for talking therapies.

If you have any questions not listed here or wish to book an appointment, send us a message using the form below.

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How To Find Our Gosforth Clinic

Newcastle Psychologist & Counselling, Dobson House, Regent Centre, Newcastle upon Tyne NE3 3PF

How To Find Our Jesmond Clinic

Fleming Business Centre, Burdon Terrace, Jesmond, Newcastle upon Tyne NE2 3AE.

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Accreditations

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