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ASCA North East

Tyne & Wear

ASCA North East pride ourselves on our commitment to giving absolutely 100% to our clients at all times irrespective of presenting issues. We will work with you as a team to facilitate change and enable you to get to a place where you are much more settled and very aware of possible underlying factors that may be causing you problems in your daily life. We provide professional counselling services in the following areas; Abuse Grief & loss Suicide (loss of a loved one) Depression Anxiety Looking at self Generic - General life issues Group work for - Abuse & Grief loss Suicide We have Male & Female counsellors who are very carefully chosen for their personalities, skills, approachability, and of course for their experience & very importantly for their qualifications. We look forward to the pleasure of working with you and the very special and unique individual that you are. YOU CAN DO ANYTHING Shaun Mccowie T/A ASCA North East

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What do you love most about your job?

I have always been interested in Psychology and how it can be used in a way that empowers change and awareness in individuals and in groups.
I have to be honest and say i have sat in the clients chair myself and i know intuitively how it feels to be in a place that is very distressing, painful and sometimes confusing.
I find it to be an incredible honour to be able to walk alongside the same path as my clients and to be able to facilitate change in a
very positive and constructive ways.
It is essential that i am quickly able to build a trusting and worthwhile relationship with my clients to enable them to see the way forward.
Working collaboratively in a caring, accepting and non-judgemental safe environment - Always looking at the best outcome for the person.

What inspired you to start your own business?

I am very aware of long waiting lists in the Charitable and government sectors and i like to be able to offer a no waiting list policy so people in distress can access a service within days.
It can be a long and painful process for people to have to wait up to 6 months for an available slot in an agency.
The counsellors who work for ASCA are consumate professionals who have worked in very different areas of the helping professions and have been very carefully selected on behalf of all of our clients.
I have a long standing passion for my work at ASCA and believe very strongly in compassion and being there for a client when they need guidance.

Why should our clients choose you?

ASCA North East has over 20 years experience in Psychology with our highly qualified counsellors coming from a range of backgrounds and with a wealth of knowledge around different issues that can arise in our now fast paced and stressful environment.

Male & Female counsellors are available - No Waiting lists - Abuse Adult Survivors - Grief & Loss - Suicide Survivors - Depression - Anxiety
Generic Counselling - Fully Qualified Counsellors - Fully insured - Fully Qualified Group Facilitators - Fully Qualified Educational Psych Trainers.

Friendly approachable counsellors - First Class Quality Professional Services - No Waiting List

See us today - No Delays - Full Professional Assessment - Sessions can be fitted around your life

The Team here at ASCA are looking forward to working with you.

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This will vary according to the level of experience and training that the therapist holds.

This will depend on where you live, what level of training your therapist has and what they specialise in (whether they are a counsellor, psychotherapist or psychologist) and also how many years of working experience they have.

Your professional therapist will be able to advise you on the full range of therapies available and will be able to help you select the best one to suit your needs. They will also be able to answer any questions you may have. Use Bark to get free quotes and find a trusted therapist today.

You need to devote some time to finding the right therapist as the connection you have with your therapist is essential. You need someone who you can trust, someone you feel comfortable talking to about difficult subjects and intimate secrets, someone who will be a partner in your recovery. Therapy will not be effective unless you have this bond, so take some time in the beginning to find the right person.

It is worth talking to a few potential therapists and asking questions. Therapists also have special areas of focus, such as depression or eating disorders. For some issues, such as trauma or PTSD, seeing a specialist is absolutely essential.

Everyone’s treatment is different. How long your therapy lasts depends on many factors.

You may be offered a single session of counselling, a short course of sessions over a few weeks or months or a longer course that lasts for several months or years.

It can take a number of sessions before you start to see progress but you should gradually start to feel better with the help and support of your trusted Bark therapist.

Professional counsellor training takes three to five years and can be a diploma or degree level. Qualification requires a minimum number of client hours acquired through a work placement.

You may also want to ask for testimonials of their recent work. You could also look at their profile page on Bark and Bark can show you reviews from past customers who have used their therapy.

Therapy has repeatedly and consistently helped patients with a whole host of issues. It can help with mental health conditions such as depression, anxiety or an eating disorder. Or it can help with an upsetting physical health condition such as infertility, a difficult life event such as a bereavement or a relationship breakdown. It can also be used to tackle difficult emotions such as low self-esteem, anger or sexual identity issues. Therapists also offer couples therapy. Therapists can also help with anxiety issues deriving from the coronavirus.

Absolutely! Many therapists offer sessions over the phone or through an online video chat platform, so you can have a session from the comfort of your own home - all you need is a strong internet connection and you're good to go.



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The average rating for Bark Therapists in Newcastle is 4.92, based on 228 reviews.

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