At Watson House we have a team of highly qualified and experienced Counsellors, Psychologist and Psychotherapists.  Each of them is fully qualified, insured and licensed. We understand that it is important for you to make a connection with and trust your therapist which is why they will all gladly talk with you beforehand to help you decide if they are right for you. We have male and female therapists and can also cater for some languages other than english. We also have therapists who will work with children and young people.

Our Talking Therapists use a range of modalities including psychodynamic approaches, person-centred, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and EMDR all offered from the quiet comfort of our Grade II Listed Building in the heart of Northumberland.

Counselling for individuals 

Individual Counselling help you find ways to deal with emotional issues.

Sometimes the term "counselling" is used to refer to talking therapies in general, but counselling is also a type of therapy in its own right.

Counselling can help you cope with: 

  • a mental health condition, such as depressionanxiety or an eating disorder

  • an upsetting physical health condition, such as infertility

  • a difficult life event, such as a bereavement, a relationship breakdown or work-related stress

  • difficult emotions – for example, low self-esteem or anger

  • other issues, such as sexual identity

At your appointment, you'll be encouraged to talk about your feelings and emotions with a trained therapist, who'll listen and support you without judging or criticising. 

The therapist can help you gain a better understanding of your feelings and thought processes, and find your own solutions to problems.

Specialist Areas

All of our therapists work with a wide range of issues using a number of different modalities.  They also specialise in specific issues such menopause, relationship counselling, bereavement counselling, working with children and trauma.

Contact us for more information and we can help you find the best therapy for you.

Counselling for couples

Once you’ve made an appointment you will be seen by a trained counsellor who will ask some questions about you and your partner, your relationship and what you hope to get out of counselling. At this stage, you will also talk about the best times for your sessions.

You might decide to come to counselling with your partner or alone. Or you might have a combination of solo and couple sessions. It is always confidential and non-judgemental.

Each session usually lasts 50 minutes and your counsellor will ask you questions so that you can talk about what’s going on and how you feel. They may offer you advice or ideas to try at home. 

Even if things don’t change, counselling may help you to see things in a different way or make the decision that’s right for you to move forward. Just talking to someone who isn’t involved in the relationship can help you.

We have experience in counselling people from different backgrounds, including LGBT individuals and couples, so you can rest assured you'll find a counsellor to meet your needs. 


EMDR is an acronym for ‘Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing’. EMDR is a powerful psychological treatment method that was developed by an American clinical psychologist, Dr Francine Shapiro, in the 1980s. As a Senior Research Fellow at the Mental Research Institute, she published the first research data to support the benefits of the therapy in 1989.

EMDR is a complex and powerful therapy. Therapists always have a background in mental health before undertaking training in EMDR. 

People who are dealing with traumatic memories and those who suffer with PTSD may benefit most from EMDR therapy, and if you struggle to talk about your past experiences.


EMDR therapy is also being used to treat:

  • depression

  • anxiety

  • panic attacks

  • eating disorders

  • addictions

Clinical Psychology

Clinical psychologists meet with clients to identify problems—emotional, mental and behavioral—in their lives. Through observation, interviews and tests, the psychologist will diagnose any existing or potential disorders. Then, together with the client, they formulate a program of treatment according to the client’s needs. They will use a range of modalities to achieve this.


Psychologists monitor the client’s progress on a regular basis to ensure that their needs are met by the course of action, and to adjust it if necessary.



  • Identify psychological, emotional or behavioral issues

  • Diagnose psychological, emotional or behavioral disorders

  • Develop and implement treatment plans and therapeutic processes

  • Help clients define goals and plan action to achieve personal, social, educational and vocational development and adjustment

  • Monitor client progress through regular meetings or sessions

  • Teach classes

  • Conduct research

  • Publish research findings in industry journals