Ian Plagaro

Ian Plagaro

Registered Member MBACP (Accredited)

Contact information

Phone number

Contact Ian

The information outlined in this listing is not to be used for advertising or marketing purposes.

Therapist - Newcastle Upon Tyne

Newcastle Upon Tyne NE2
Contact Ian for session rate.



I normally see clients in-person on a Wednesday at Heaton Acupuncture Clinic, Sandyford, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne.

About me and my therapy practice

Welcome to my page. I am an EMDR Europe Accredited Consultant who worked in health and social care for over 25 years, having initially qualified as a mental health social worker. I have an MA in Integrative Counselling and accreditation with the BACP. 

I worked for the NHS for over 20 years in a variety of roles in primary and secondary care, working across the trauma spectrum with a special interest in dissociation and attachment issues. 

I have successfully used EMDR to treat a range of issues including PTSD, childhood abuse, phobias, depression, anxiety, bereavement, addictions and OCD. 

Practice description

Although my main therapy is EMDR, my approach comes from a humanistic background which emphasises looking at the the whole person and the uniqueness of each individual. The biggest expert on you is yourself so I will work jointly with you to provide a comprehensive assessment of your needs and agree an appropriate treatment plan.

I sincerely believe in working at your pace and not assuming that I know what is best. 

My first session

My initial consultation is free because I want to get a sense of what it is that you want to work with and whether I might be the right person to help you. 

This will be an informal discussion with an agreement about how best to proceed. 

Whether it is single event trauma or more complex, longstanding issues, feel free to discuss them with me.

What I can help with

Abuse, Addictions, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Coaching supervision, Depression, Loss, Men's issues, Obsessions, OCD, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Redundancy, Relationships, Self-harm, Service veterans, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Work related issues

Types of therapy

EMDR, Humanistic, Integrative

Clients I work with

Adults, EAP

How I deliver therapy

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