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SUZI HOWEY - Psychotherapeutic Counsellor


Suzi is a fully qualified Psychotherapeutic Counsellor who trained at the centre for excellence Northern Guild of Psychotherapy in Newcastle, on a registered British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy [BACP] course.  She is also a fully qualified EMDR Practioner.

Suzi is a very experienced and compassionate psychotherapeutic counsellor.   The therapeutic relationship is based on sensitivity, compassion, respect and an appreciation of all issues.   She is able to provide the space and time for personal growth as well as change.  Suzi’s gentle and informal style can help you understand the source of distress or confusion, and if these can be understood it can bring freedom, relief and the opportunity to consider an alternative way of being.


EMDR stands for Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing, it is a powerful psychotherapy technique which has been very successful in helping people who suffer from trauma, anxiety, panic, disturbing memories PTSD and many other emotional problems.  EMDR unlocks negative memories and emotions stored in the nervous system, and it helps the brain successfully process the experience.


The first session begins with an assessment where your individual needs are looked at. A suitable approach to help you overcome your difficulties is discussed. An appropriate time-scale is agreed upon and a therapy appointment is made to suit. 

 Issues Covered • anxiety • depression • bereavement and loss • self-esteem issues • building confidence • anger • sexual abuse • issues from childhood • relationship difficulties • gender identification • post-traumatic stress [PTSD]• stress • life events    

Dr DARREN ADAMSON - Chartered Psychologist

I'm Darren Adamson, Chartered Psychologist (BPS) British Psychological Society and Registered Counselling Psychologist (HCPC) Health and Care Professions Council.

Taking the initial steps in seeking help can be daunting, which is why I offer therapy in an emotionally supportive and empathetic manner for individuals who seek change in their lives.  As a psychologist offering psychological interventions, I work with the processes of change; although change is never easy, it is ultimately worthwhile.

As an experienced counselling psychologist, having worked within the NHS in adult psychology I have provided comprehensive assessment, formulation and treatment planning for a range of mental health problems including anxiety, depression, PTSD, OCD, addiction, childhood trauma, bereavement and self-esteem issues.  Counselling psychologists are trained in a diverse range of therapies.  This means that when assessing each individual client I can consider which approach may be best for them, ensuring a unique, individualised treatment plan. For example, some individuals may be appropriate for a shorter-term approach such as behavioural activation or time-limited cognitive behavioural therapy.  For others more in depth work that focuses on life-span relationships may be more appropriate.  


An initial assessment with me will help to identify what the presenting issues are for each person and the therapeutic interventions that are most effective.

I abide by the highest ethical standards as prescribed by the BPS (British Psychological Society) and the HCPC (Health and Care Professions Council) which includes the need to maintain confidentiality.

Please get in touch to organise a free initial telephone consultation if you would like to know more.  

Professional qualifications: Doctorate in Counselling Psychology, MSc Psychology, PGCE (Post-Graduate Certificate in Education).

Professional registrations: Chartered Psychologist (BPS), Registered Counselling Psychologist (HCPC).

MARK LATHAM - CBT (Cognitive Behaviour Therapy) Therapist, Supervisor and Trainer

I have worked in CBT as a therapist, supervisor and trainer for more than 25 years, based in the NHS in Newcastle and Leeds, and at the University of York. I have extensive experience helping people work with their emotional problems, such as depression, anxiety disorders, PTSD and OCD.


I recognise how difficult it can be to seek help and I am sensitive to the reservations some people may have about embarking on therapy. I believe it is important to establish a trusting therapeutic relationship, so that people can build on this and take the necessary steps to make significant changes in how they feel emotionally and to improve the quality of their lives.

I adopt a compassionate and non-judgemental approach towards all patients and I receive regular clinical supervision and ensure I am up-to-date with developments in the field of CBT. I adhere to the standards of conduct of both the NMC and the BABCP, including the need to maintain confidentiality.


Professional qualifications: MSc in Advanced Cognitive Therapy Studies, Diploma in Cognitive Therapy, ENB650 Short-Term Adult Behavioural PsychotherapyProfessional registrations: NMC registered Mental Health NurseProfessional accreditations: BABCP accredited as practitioner, supervisor and trainer

JANE MACMILLAN - Clinical Psychologist

I have a wealth of clinical experience drawn from a range of models, such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Interpersonal Psychotherapy and Psychodynamic Psychotherapy. This allows me to develop the best approach based on individual need. 

I offer comprehensive assessment and treatment for a wide range of mental health difficulties, such as: ~Depression ~Stress Excessive Worry ~Phobias ~Relationship Problems ~Sexual Problems ~Childhood Trauma ~Bereavement ~Eating Problems ~Low confidence and Self-Esteem.  

Therapy involves meeting regularly to develop understanding, try out new strategies and seeing if a psychological approach is helping. Treatment length can vary according to what is needed - it can be anywhere from a one-off meeting to over 18 sessions. It may also require occasional follow-up sessions to keep a focus on change and progress in the long-term. The first one or two sessions are used to clarify the kind of help that is required and to develop a treatment plan to address the difficulties you have been having. I use a supportive and collaborative style which encourages people to relax and able to progress at their own pace. 

Please feel free to contact me for an initial free telephone consultation if you would like to know more. Alternatively, check out my website: or contact Watson House directly on 01670 511293.

ANN ATTWOOD - Solution-Focused Individual and Couples Counsellor

Are you feeling unhappy, mixed up or stuck?  Are you struggling in your relationship (with partner, friends or family)? Are you finding life difficult or stressful? Maybe you are not even sure what is troubling you or what you need. 


You feel things need to change but it’s hard to know where to begin.

I will work with you in a Solution Focused way to look at how you would prefer life to be. We can explore your concerns without judgement or criticism.  I will listen to your individual and very personal worries with the aim of understanding your situation to help you find peace of mind and a solution that works for you.

Taking that first step to meet a counsellor requires courage; I understand this and aim to make it as easy as possible.


Are you struggling but have no-one to talk to or who understands? Would you like space and time to be listened to with someone you can trust? I hope to create a safe place in which you can feel accepted, not judged, free to explore whatever you are finding difficult and make sense of your thoughts and feelings.

I believe that having counselling can make a huge difference to your life as it has to mine. Everyone experiences problems in their lives and we all have times when we feel unable to cope and very alone. Sometimes too many difficult things happen at once and we can’t see a way out of confusion and pain. Counselling can really help at times like this. It is a way of helping you work out how to improve your life or cope better.

I am a person-centred counsellor and believe that you, the client, are of central importance. If provided with the right kind of support you can change and reach your potential. In a way it is like offering a relationship through pain, so you can feel accompanied, understood, prized and eventually more able to accept yourself.

The hardest thing is always to take the first step but it may be the best thing you could do! Please feel free to give me a ring or e-mail me for an initial meeting when we can see if this is for you.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am qualified as a Person-Centred Counsellor to Foundation Degree level and am a member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP), working to their Code of Ethics.

I have a wide range of experience working with clients referred by their doctors in GP practices as well as working for the organisation Mind. I have worked for the last 25 years as a Pharmacist in various healthcare settings and come to realise that often it is being listened to that helps as much as  the medicine itself!


Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. Marianne Wiliamson (often attributed to Nelson Mandela) 

I am a fully qualified and registered counsellor with the BACP (British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists) and I subscribe to their codes of conduct and ethics. You can find out more about this by looking at their website


The main goal of therapy is to develop understanding of your thoughts, behaviours and feelings. I work with a range of issues including, work related stress, low self esteem, anxiety, bereavement, depression, trauma, addictions and abuse. However, often people come to counselling because they feel they have lost their way in life and are looking for ways to explore the question “is this all there is?” Effective therapy can be as short as a single session or it can last several years; my approach involves putting your needs at the centre of the work and working at a pace that suits you. 

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