Kathryn Sumner

Kathryn Sumner

Registered Member MBACP (Accredited)

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Sessions from £60.00


About me and my therapy practice

I am based in the Gosforth / Kenton area of Newcastle upon Tyne and deliver a variety of therapies in order to meet your needs most appropriately.

My qualifications:

  • BACP Accredited Psychotherapeutic Counsellor (core model is Transactional Analysis (TA) (2009, Northern Guild for Psychotherapy)
  • BABCP Accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist (CBT) (2011, Newcastle University)
  • Eye Movement Densensitisation & Reprocessing (EMDR) (2017, EMDR Academy)
  • Certificate in Couples Counselling (2019, The Cherished Family Project)

If you are suffering from trauma, depression, anxiety, stress, relationship problems or other emotional difficulties then I can help. As I am trained in a variety of therapies, I can help you to understand your unique situation and overcome whatever difficulties you are having.

I implement effective psychotherapy methods to instil self-understanding among clients and encourage people to adopt new solutions and attitudes towards life situations. 

My goal is to help you understand yourself more deeply through the psychotherapy experience, and get you back on track.

I also offer Couples Counselling.  Within couples counselling, I am not here to blame either party but to explore the reasons why the problems have come about and how to help you overcome these as a couple or decide it’s time to part ways.  It is through the exploration within the safe space that counselling provides, that you will decide what the future holds for you both.

(Unfortunately, I cannot help couples where there is domestic violence or physical aggression.)

I offer appointments on Wednesday afternoons and evenings as well as Thursday and Friday daytimes.

What I can help with

Eating disorders, Obsessions, OCD, Phobias, Self-harm, Abuse, Anxiety, Bereavement, Depression, Loss, Post-traumatic stress, Trauma, Service veterans, Personal development, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Disability, Health related issues, Self esteem, Women's issues, Pregnancy related issues, Relationships, Redundancy, Stress, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Behavioural, Brief therapy, CBT, Cognitive, EMDR, Eclectic, Gestalt, Humanistic, Integrative, Transactional analysis

Clients I work with

Trainee, Adults, Couples, EAP, Older adults, Organisations, Young people

How I deliver therapy

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