Coming to talking therapy for the first time can feel scary, I know I’ve been there! So, I thought it would be useful to outline our first few sessions.


Firstly, we will discuss the routine business and administrative details, for example, length of sessions, cancellation policy.  I will then inform you how I will keep your personal data confidential and safe.

We will then proceed to the client assessment.  During the assessment I will aim to gather a general understanding of you and an insight into what issues have brought you to counselling.  I will ask a lot of questions, but don’t worry, only answer what you are comfortable sharing.

Once the assessment is complete, we will begin to think about the therapy itself and plan for the next session.


During the second session you will be able to talk in more detail about your issues and together we will look at what you want to gain from the counselling sessions and start to plan how to get there.

It maybe that you just want some space to talk and get things off your chest or you may have a specific goal in mind.  Whatever it is we will work on an individual way forward to meet your needs.

The content of following sessions really depends on your individual requirements.


Sessions are held in confidential, relaxing and pleasant locations in Newcastle upon Tyne and Tynemouth.

Northern Therapy Centre

Northern Football Club
McCracken Park
Great North Road
Newcastle upon Tyne

Free car parking is available on site
Short walk to local bus services
Ground floor rooms – disabled access

1 Tynemouth Road
North Shields
NE30 4AY

Free car parking on side streets, and paid car park nearby
Only 5 minutes walk to Tynemouth Metro Station
Close to local bus services


You can either book for an individual session or a block of sessions.
I would suggest booking an individual session first to make sure it is right for you and then we can plan future bookings.

Counselling sessions are for 50 minutes and available face to face, by telephone or video call.

I offer a free 10 – 15 minutes introductory telephone call at a time suitable to you. If you wish to proceed, we will book in the first session which is an assessment and is conducted by telephone.

My current fees are:

Telephone/Video Call £35.00 per session

Face to Face £45.00 per session

I request payment for the first session in advance by bank transfer to confirm booking. Further sessions can be paid via bank transfer, cash or cheque.

Please email, phone or text to request further information, an introductory call or make a booking.


To find out more or make a booking you can either email, phone or text:

Julie Bullen
Phone or text: 07427 381 377