Gateshead Therapy

Hello.  I am Joan Dawson, an experienced Psychotherapist and Counsellor, offering brief and longer-term therapy to individuals in Gateshead and the surrounding area.  I have been in private practice since 2006 and worked for ten years in the NHS. 

I believe that therapy is suitable for anyone.  You may have a clear idea of the problem you are bringing, or you may feel depressed or anxious without understanding why. 

As an Integrative Psychotherapist I consider different aspects of your experience, as many factors will play a part in how you are feeling:

  • Your thoughts and 'inner dialogue' - how you view yourself
  • Your situation, relationships, work
  • Your emotions - feeling overwhelmed, distressed or numb
  • Difficult or traumatic experiences in childhood 
  • What may be lacking in life - fulfilment, enjoyment
  • Physical well-being including sleep 
  • Physiological factors - body chemistry  

In therapy I would help you to explore and express your experiences so that together we can understand them, then find ways to reduce your distress and improve your well-being. 

UKCP Registered                              
DBS Checked (Disclosure and Barring Service)