Mark Douthwaite Psychotherapeutic Counsellor

My name is Mark Douthwaite and I’m a Psychotherapeutic Counsellor for children, young people and adults, and a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I work safely and ethically in line with the BACP Ethical Framework. I hold a current enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service certificate (DBS).

I am happy to work within my therapy room in Newburn with clients and equally happy to work outdoors. Outdoor therapy sessions are available from my base in Newburn, with various options for routes starting from and ending back at the therapy room. Outdoor therapy sessions will mainly take the form of ‘walk and talk’, but I am open to exploring different ways of working outdoors with my clients.

Should you prefer the more ‘traditional’ approach to therapy, my therapy room is located on the top floor of Newburn Activity Centre and is accessible by lift for wheelchair access. More information as well as pictures of the room can be found here.
We can discuss your session preference in our free 20 minute consultation.

In the near future I plan on launching the Northeast’s first Mobile Therapy Unit. This will allow me to make sessions more accessible at more locations, and it can also act as a bridge between room based therapy and outdoor therapy sessions.

As I take a person centred approach to therapy I will be working at a pace and intensity that is comfortable for you, depending on your reasons for seeing me. Outdoor therapy will initially only be offered for low intensity, mild graded issues such as low self-esteem, low confidence, existential issues, mild depression and anxiety, stress, sleep disorders and others.
More in depth work can be undertaken in the therapy room (or Mobile Therapy Unit, when available).
Buteyko breathing courses are to be held in the therapy room.

“Out of your vulnerabilities will come your strength”

– Sigmund Freud

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