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Providing Counselling & Psychotherapy since 1983

Most of us experience emotional difficulties, relationship issues, stress or personal challenges at some point in our lives.  At these times personal counselling can often help by supporting us in gaining a new perspective on things, managing our anxiety, and improving our feelings of self worth. The sooner we find  help the easier it is to put things right and achieve a better outcome.

Our Reputation 

Northern Guild Counselling has a reputation for providing outstanding, effective, confidential counselling and psychotherapy in Newcastle & Teesside and throughout the North East. With comfortable, welcoming and centrally located premises in both Newcastle and Teesside, we are proud of our reputation for excellence. We are known for having helped thousands of people improve their lives. Our Newcastle centre even has its own café which serves a range of delicious food.

Over 30 Years Experience

At Northern Guild we believe that, with the right kind of help and support, you can work through your difficulties and make positive changes. With over 30 years experience in providing outstanding psychotherapy & counselling the Northern Guild has a specialist team of experienced and well-qualified experts who can help you resolve problems, regain confidence, composure and control.

Our Counsellors & Psychotherapists

Northern Guild Counselling has a team of over 35 counsellors & psychotherapists  who work in both Newcastle and Teesside. They excel in a wide range of approaches from CBT & Psychodynamic approaches to EMDR. Each is trained and qualified to the highest professional and academic requirements of BACP or UKCP. Many also have an MSc in Psychotherapy and have developed specialist expertise through their research and writing.

Jennie McNamara & Christine Lister-Ford

Northern Guild is led by Christine Lister-Ford and Jennie McNamara. Both Christine and Jennie were made Honorary Fellows of UKCP for their services to the profession. They set up the organisation in 1983 and have been providing a professional service ever since. Jennie McNamara is President of the European Association for Counselling & Chair of the UKCP College for Child & Adolescent Psychotherapies.

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