Reach for Solace Counselling and Psychotherapy for
Newcastle upon Tyne and Consett, County Durham
07833 311 828

Therapy, Ecotherapy & Well-being Retreat. Counselling Newcastle and Consett

Counselling & Psychotherapy in Newcastle and Consett

Counselling can be a great support to people for many different reasons and can really help with self acceptance and improve peoples relationship with them selves and others. Sitting with the heavy burden of secrets, thoughts and feelings that people would rather avoid can leave people feeling sad and lonely. When 'negative' feelings are continually denied they can begin to build and therefore can feel more unmanageable than ever before resulting in anxiety. This is where we can help whether it is for a short term or on a longer basis we are here to support you.

Short term can be 8 sessions where long term can be whatever you want/need it to be. Unlike a GP counselling service there is no fixed end date but we understand for financial and time restraints we may need to look at your individual needs. Counselling sessions are usually carried out on a weekly basis at the beginning of your therapy and then sessions can be reduced to a fortnightly and even monthly basis.
We do however work on an individual basis rather being rigid in our approach.

Being able to offload and share your thoughts and feelings with someone else can help you to find your own answers and gain some effective therapeutic techniques.

People can often feel anxious when they attend therapy for the first time. Here at Reach for Solace we feel it's nice to know what you can expect to be asked when you attend, plus what you can expect to take away from therapy.

We may explore your family background, your support network, your relationship with others, look at your thoughts, feelings and beliefs but all at a pace that feels right for you.

We work on achieving your goals in ways that the therapist believes therapy can most help and what may be beneficial to focus on in therapy.

Therapy can help build awareness of yourself, help build self esteem, restore balance, enhance your relationships, improve your self image and confidence.

Therapy can help to understand where your opinions and beliefs came from and how you came to be where you are now.



Individual Counselling: A counsellor and a client work on a one-to-one basis where the client can feel safe, heard and understood whilst exploring their personal development and creating adjustments to their life. We offer appointments in person, via Skype and telephone.

Psychotherapy: People can work with a trained Psychotherapist discussing their emotional difficulties in an in-depth manner and overcome problems. Psychotherapy and counselling are similar but psychotherapy tends to focus more on your past, childhood and your subconscious. Psychotherapy like counselling can help you to better understand yourself and what has brought you to where you are in your life and the difficulties you face.

Ecotherapy: Ecotherapy is a form of non-medical intervention that is increasingly being recognised as an effective and positive influence on the general health and well-being of participants. Durham Falconry call their variation of this concept 'Bird of Prey Ecotherapy', in which clients can fly birds of prey as part of a well-being strategy.
We work with Durham Falconry and their Birds of Prey to provide a Hawk Walk where the focus is on the interaction between you and the Bird of Prey. You will fly a Harris Hawk and Barn owl.
During the Hawk Walks you will be following a woodland trail. By being outdoors in a natural environment you will be strengthening your relationship to nature that can benefit your overall feelings of well-being.

Bird of Prey Ecotherapy can target and improve mental health by the following:
It can reduce depression as it involves you being more active.
It can reduce feelings of loneliness, grief and isolation as you would be getting more social contact and engaging in more communication.
It helps you to focus on being mindful which involves you being more aware of your thoughts and feelings in the present moment.
Focusing on the present can help you to feel calmer and shift your attention from thoughts that may be causing you stress, upset or anger.
Your willingness to participate can improve which can result in growing confidence and self esteem.
Your overall mood and sense of well-being can be boosted by being surrounded by nature.

Our specialist services may also prove useful for participants currently partaking in substance abuse groups, crime referral groups or for those who are undergoing treatment for anger management, special educational needs (SEN), autism, stress busting and other physical and mental health needs.

Total duration of the session: 2 hours

Prices with Therapist included:
For individual session: £50 total
For two people: £69 total
For three to four people : £99 total

Prices without Therapist:
For individual session: £35 total
For two people: £54 total
For three to four people: £84 total

Upon completion of the Bird of Prey Ecotherapy, people often include some type of formal therapy with us such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) or Talking Therapy at our Newcastle or Dipton premises.
Please see prices for counselling on Our Rates page.

Please let us know upon booking whether you prefer your Bird of Prey Ecotherapy with a therapist present as well as the Falconer.

If however you or someone you know are having difficulty seeking help due to being opposed to "traditional" therapy, this is perhaps one of the most appealing options out there.


A well-being retreat will be open for use at Dipton in March 2019. Prices and images coming soon.




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