Talking Therapies

Talking Therapy can help to address emotional difficulties by talking to a trained person in order to work through negative ways of feeling, thinking and behaving.  Talking Therapy can build confidence, self esteem, self understanding and promote a more positive outlook which can help to gain greater control of life.

The Mind website has a list of the different types of talking therapies along with other information you may find interesting when thinking about accessing services click here!

More information can be found at British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy(BACP) and Mental Health Foundation.

Please be aware that some of the publications available on these sites do incur a charge.

Counselling is a Talking Therapy that gives the opportunity to talk about experiences or events that have been affecting the way you feel. Common themes are stress, relationships, change, loss and distressing traumatic events.

Counselling helps people sort out their thoughts and feelings about their concerns to enable change.

The content of counselling sessions is confidential unless something is shared with the counsellor that he/she cannot keep private.  Here are the most usual reasons:

Where you give permission to share information
Where a practitioner is compelled by a court of law
Where the information is of such a gravity that confidentiality cannot be maintained, this includes where it is felt there is a real possibility of harm to yourself or others, in cases of fraud, crime or terrorism

The counsellor contracts and discusses this conditional confidentiality with you at the first appointment.

Also all counsellors have clinical counselling supervision where they discuss their client work with a counselling supervisor.

The BACP have developed some key facts for you to read concerning good practice in counselling and psychotherapy which may answer your initial questions.

There site can also help you access a local BACP registered counsellor in your area. Click here!

Click here to access the relevant information if you have concerns about your therapy

 



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Talking Therapies in South Tyneside

Although several of the organisations in the South Tyneside area offer similar services they will all have their own routines and procedure.

Please click on the name of the organisation below to access information about how their own referral system works:

North East Counselling Service, Davidson Building, Swan Street, Gateshead, NE8 1BG.  Tel:  0191 440 8127.  Click here to see which Hebburn and Jarrow GP Surgeries this service covers.

Tyneside Mind Wellbeing Centre, Dunsmuir Grove, Gateshead, NE8 4QL.  0191 477 4545.  Click here to see which GP surgeries this service covers.

Women’s Health in South Tyneside (WHIST), Salus House, 33 Mile End Rd, South Shields, NE33 1TA Tel: 0191 4546959.  This service covers all the GP Surgeries in South Tyneside. Click here to access their Counselling Leaflet.

Talking Therapies in Sunderland

How to Refer to Services

Although several of the organisations in the Sunderland offer similar services they will all have their own routines and procedures.

Please click on the name of the organisation below to access information about how their own referral system works.

Washington Mind

Washington Mind, The Life House, Grasmere Terrace, Columbia, Washington, NE38 7LP.  Tel: 0191 4178043.
Click here to see which GP practices the Washington Mind Counselling Service covers.

YPP logogforwebThe Children and Young People’s Counselling Service covers 11-25 years olds. We work with all 11-18 year olds who live in the City of Sunderland no matter who your GP is. Click here for more information about the project.

Sunderland Counselling Service

Sunderland Counselling Service, 36 West Sunniside Sunderland, SR1 1BU.  Tel: 0191 514 7007.
Click here to see which Sunderland GP Surgeries this service covers.

Sunderland Mind

Sunderland Mind, 14 Norfolk Street, Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, SR11EA.  Tel: 0191 5657218.
Click here to see which Sunderland GP Surgeries this service covers.


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