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Chartered Clinical Psychologist – Dr Petra Carlsson-Mitchell

In my private practice, INPSYCHOLOGY, I specialise in Psychological therapies to people over the age of 18, who experience psychological, emotional and relational difficulties that have a debilitating impact on their quality of life. 

I offer individually tailored psychological therapy to work alongside each person to; make sense of what have caused their difficulties, develop a sense of self and identifying personal needs, strengthen resources and skills to cope with the ups and downs of life. The goal of therapy, as I see it, is an overall improvement in the person’s general wellbeing as well as equipping them to continue to grow and thrive.

To carry out these fundamental changes, I implement evidence based psychological therapies that are responsive to difficulties related to: complex trauma, PTSD, loss, grief, lack of sense of self, interpersonal difficulties, low self-worth and self-confidence, shame, guilt, depression and anxiety. 

My core service involves offering individual therapy.  However, mental health concerns, particularly when they are long term and deep rooted can be very stressful for people who stand close to the individual and my service also extends to offer psychological sessions and consultations for parents, partners carers and couples. 

The client is at the heart of therapy. I take an active non-judgemental stance to ensure that their needs are met, they feel safe and listened to. And, I cheerlead clients to stay motivated through therapy by encouraging them to take responsibility and ownership of their work.

I offer a free 15-minute telephone consultation as well as a reduced rate Early Consultation session. This is a pre-therapy session where we would begin to make sense of your difficulties and weigh up the pros and cons for entering into therapy. Or, if you just have a question, please don’t hesitate to contact me by email or by phone on 07931583115.

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy | Interpersonal Therapy (IPT)

Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) | Psychodynamic Psychotherapy | Integrative Psychotherapy.


Accepted insurance plans: BUPA, AVIVA, Vitality Health, AXA PPP healthcare 

Dr Petra Carlsson-Mitchell
Select Psychology
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Select Psychology

As a private mental health clinic, Select Psychology have a number of therapists with different specialities. Because of this, they can offer therapies to help with a wide range of mental health issues from Anxiety to PTSD and child psychology.

They offer a triage step carried out during a 15-minute free initial telephone consultation. Depending on the challenges you’re facing, they recommend a counsellor, CBT therapist or clinical psychologist.

All Select's therapists are rigorously checked and vetted and must meet with their high standards of professional specification before they join the team. This means that the mental health professional you see will be qualified, experienced and competent.

Select Psychology offers an appointment quickly and at a time and place convenient for you. But, above all, tailored to your needs.

Find out more here visit or call 0191 2580008

Talking Therapy

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Adam Egle

Psychotherapeutic Counsellor - Adam Eagle MBACP


I am a Psychotherapeutic Counsellor, meaning I can, where needed and in agreement with the client, work at a deeper level than some Counsellors.  I was trained at a BACP-accredited institution and am a member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy).


I see clients at The Bodywork Centre in Hexham on Mondays and Wednesdays. The Centre has comfortable, quiet rooms ideal for therapy.  It is centrally located with parking nearby. The initial consultation, which is a chance to talk about what’s been happening and see what work we might do together, and lasts 40 or 50 minutes, is free of charge.  Thereafter the session fee is £45.  


I work with adults, seeing both men and women, but don’t do couples counselling.  The issues that clients and I work on include loss, trauma, relationship problems, control, anger, depression, anxiety and issues from the past.  If I was to describe my view of therapy in a few words I would say it is about healing, change and growth.  


I am in my 60’s and live in Northumberland.  Before training as a counsellor I had careers in publishing and the charity sector, including running my own company.  I have also experienced periods of unemployment.


Contact me by email on or call on 0790 220 9473.  My website is

Counselling | Psychotherapy

Dr Judi Sharfi

Chartered Counselling Psychologist  - Dr Judi Sharifi PsyD

As a person-centred, integrative psychologist, I draw from a number of evidence-based approaches to provide therapy that is tailored to suit your personal needs. With over thirty years of experience working in adult mental health in the NHS and independently, I have come to understand that how we relate to ourselves and others is at the heart of our difficulties. I have specialist experience of issues affecting older people and people facing social injustice.


By providing you with a safe place to share your story, the journey can begin where, together, we will identify those familiar patterns that seem to trap you in unhelpful ways of thinking, feeling and behaving. With warmth, compassion and humour, we will find a way to help you towards recovery and wellbeing. Above all, you will see that you are not the problem, but perhaps you are feeling overwhelmed at the moment by work, family, relationship difficulties, or simply life in general.


I offer assessments and treatment for a range of anxiety, mood and other disorders, as well as general life coaching.


I am registered with the British Association for Mindfulness Based Approaches (BAMBA) and have over ten years of experience teaching courses in mindfulness (stress reduction; mindfulness in the workplace; mindfulness based cognitive therapy) as well as personal meditation coaching. 


Do contact me if you wish to discuss this further, or have any questions.  I offer a free 15 mins telephone consultation.


Contact Judi through The Bodywork Centre or, via her website.


Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT)  | Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) | Mindfulness-based Approaches (MBSR/MBCT) | Compassion Focused Therapy |Systematic/Family Therapy | Gestalt Therapy |

Nick Tasker

Counsellor - Nick Tasker 


Nick trained as a counsellor after benefiting from counselling himself, in his early twenties. He has 30 years of experience and offers counselling to adults and young adults who are seeking to understand themselves better and make sense of their lives.


Nick is accredited by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and works to a professional code of ethics to offer a safe, confidential place for his clients to learn and grow. Most of Nick's experience has been with the NHS working in GP surgeries in the West of Newcastle with a huge variety of people from different backgrounds, cultures and ages. This has shaped his practice to focus on the individual, to listen and build a safe, relaxed working relationship.


Nick's aim is to encourage you to talk, tell your story, hear yourself and understand yourself. This is always a different process with each individual and goes at a pace that you are comfortable with. The frequency and number of sessions is flexible and fits around your needs. Therapy is a developing process.

Nick offers face to face sessions here at The Bodywork Centre but he can also work on the phone or Zoom. In addition, Nick also offers Walking Therapy and may be able to provide home visits in some circumstances. He also offers person-centred supervision to other therapists.

Contact Nick direct, to discuss working together. Tel. 01434 230761 or email:

Counselling | Psychotherapy 

Andrea Alder

Integrative Counsellor – Andrea Alder (MBACP)

Andrea is a fully qualified Integrative Therapeutic Counsellor, meaning she can tailor her therapy to suit the needs of the individual, using different models of practice. She is a full member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). For over 30 years, Andrea has gathered a wealth of knowledge and experience working with families and individuals needing support across the North-East and working as a counsellor for a Northumberland charity. In her private practice PATHWAY, she works with issues including grief and loss, trauma, issues from childhood, anxiety, depression, historic domestic abuse, and relationship issues.

Andrea understands that life can be challenging, and she offers an empathic approach, building rapport and developing trust that allows individuals to share their innermost feelings in confidence and in a safe environment, with the aim of promoting change and growth.

Andrea delivers face to face counselling at The Bodywork Centre, online and telephone, and can offer daytime and early evening appointments.

She offers a free consultation to enable you to share your concerns, and decide if this is the right therapy for you.

Contact Andrea through The Bodywork Centre or email her direct:

Telephone 07510 810280

Counselling | Psychotherapy 

Joanna Devereaux
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BACP Counsellor - Joanna Devereaux


Joanna began her clinical counselling/psychotherapy practice in 1994. She originally trained as a Person Centred Counsellor/Psychotherapist and is a fully Qualified, Registered & Senior Accredited  BACP Counsellor.  She abides by BAP’s Ethical Framework for the counselling professions. She is also a qualified Clinical Supervisor, Clinical Hypnotherapist and Havening Techniques® Certified Practitioner, Expressive Art Therapist and a Life Coach.  She is trained in CBT and EMDR.

Joanna believes that the trusting and supportive relationship between client and counsellor is the most important aspect of counselling. Her hope is to create a relaxed environment where she compassionately helps clients find the most courageous parts of themselves, to activate a sense of resilience that will help clients make changes that will positively impact their life, and learn new ways of approaching difficulties and life challenges.


Joanna offers face to face appointments at The Bodywork Centre and also remotely on video platforms. She is able to support clients for open ended therapy for issues that stem from the past, as well as using a brief Solution Focused therapeutic approach, to help individuals move on from current concerns.  Trauma, anxiety and grief are issues she regularly works with.  She also provides growth & support counselling to counselling students as they navigate counselling training as part of her private work.  She provides Clinical Supervision for practicing counsellors as part of their requirement as members of the counselling professional governing bodies.  Joanna is also a group facilitator and can offer options for small closed group therapy and workshops for both personal growth and mental health resilience.   She also provides Reiki for relaxation and mind body rebalance.


Joanna wants the best outcomes for her clients, she believes in using current and up to date therapeutic techniques to offer the best and most effective therapy to suit client needs.  She has a special interest neuroscience and the brain system in relation to mental and somatic wellbeing, meeting and treating the client as a “whole” being. Self-help methods are always offered, to enable and empower clients to continue improvement at home.

Contact Joanna direct: 07720 473334 or email:

Person/Client Centred Therapy | Brief Solution Focused Therapy | Group Therapy | Psychosensory Therapy | Hypnotherapy, Reiki for Relaxation | Meditation


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