Marissa Ruddy

Marissa Ruddy

Registered Member MBACP

Languages spoken: English

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Therapist - Whitley Bay

Whitley Bay NE26
Sessions from £50.00


  • Flexible hours available
  • Concessionary rates


My preference for communication is via text or email & I will endeavour to respond within 24 hours. My office hours are Monday - Thursday (10 - 6pm)

About me and my therapy practice

I am a qualified Psychotherapist and Psychotherapeutic Counsellor. I offer a safe, confidential and supportive space for clients to explore their issues in order to assist them to decide on a positive way forward and to work through their problems at their own pace.

As an Integrative therapist I use a range of therapeutic approaches and techniques depending upon the needs and wishes of the client. I have experience of working with children, young people and adults, who come to therapy for many reasons. I am a relational counsellor with a strong belief in the process of therapy within a supportive therapeutic relationship. My core model is Transactional Analysis.

Practice description

My professional experience has included working with adult and child clients within national/local charitable and training organisations, primary and secondary school settings and private practice. I am a certified online and telephone counsellor.

My first session

If you would like to seek help our first contact would be a free 15 minute phone call because I understand that choosing to pursue counselling can be a big decision. If we feel happy to progress, we'll organise an initial consultation to help build a picture of what you're seeking and how I can help. Following our initial meeting, a range of assessment and treatment options are available and we would decide together how best to proceed.

What I can help with

Abuse, ADD / ADHD, Anger management, Anxiety, Autism spectrum / Aspergers syndrome, Bereavement, Cancer, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Depression, Disability, Health related issues, Life coaching, Loss, Personal development, Post-traumatic stress, Relationships, Self esteem, Sexuality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues

Types of therapy

Behavioural, Brief therapy, Cognitive, Creative therapy, Existential, Gestalt, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Phenomenological, Play therapy, Psychodynamic, Relational, Transactional analysis

Clients I work with

Adults, Children, Older adults, Trainee, Young people

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited