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A Safe Harbour

We know that at times, life gets pretty difficult. It’s not necessarily all the time, but we do tend to go through challenging seasons every now and again. During some of them, the seas can be rough, and the waves of life’s challenges seem impenetrable. Large, choppy, dark, raging, confusing, scary. With ill health, loss, bereavement, mental illness, unexpected changes, relationships floundering, existential questions, just to name a few, it can feel like our ship is being tossed about and will run into the rocks or sink under.

Here at Newcastle Psychology & Health, our primary aim is to provide you with a safe harbour. We want you to feel that calm serenity from the moment you step into our beautiful bamboo garden and through the front door. In fact, feeling safe is a pre-requisite for doing any kind of therapy. A powerful drive towards a sense of safety is built into the way our brain works, and whenever it is violated, we act in ways to reduce the unsafe feeling and to move towards safety. In the therapy setting, we need to feel that we can trust our therapist. We want to feel that they’re well-trained, experienced and effective in dealing with the rough seas and those impenetrable waves.

So, it is our honour to welcome you to the NPH Practice and to offer you a safe harbour where you can gain much needed care as you ‘sail’ into our protected calm shores. We’ll respect your story and the way you tell it. We’ll respect your life experience and what it brings to the sessions. We’ll make sure you get a warm welcome from our lovely administration staff and an experience with our Office with phone calls, confirmation texts, payments and appointments that is always helpful, warm and friendly. This makes such a difference, we know. 

Therapy at NPH is always tailored to the individual client and uses evidence-based modalities that are highly effective. We know that facing our issues honestly, authentically and courageously is by far the better way to go in dealing with life’s challenges, especially if we really want a healthy and lasting resolution. NPH clinicians have had wonderful success stories over many years and have been able to help innumerable people with a multitude of different and complex issues.

If you are considering coming to see us, please know that as NPH clinicians, you have our guarantee that we will always do our best to work with you in a collaborative, sometimes challenging, but always supportive way, to assist you to move forward into stronger and more robust mental health and a better, happier quality of life. 

You bring the courage and the willingness to explore and we’ll provide a safe harbour where you can receive the kind of care you are looking for.

About Newcastle Psychology & Health

Considerate, Compassionate, Caring

Newcastle Psychology and Health

About us 

Newcastle Psychology & Health is first and foremost a Private Psychology Practice. This fact differentiates us from public mental health facilities in that we usually deal with the mental health issues of the general public before they get too serious or long-standing.

It’s not that we don’t see people with serious psychiatric illness from time to time, it’s just that we more typically see functioning people who happen to be struggling significantly in life, at home, at work, at school, in relationships, in themselves.

As such, Private Practice in Psychology is more a preventive tool, helping people to come to a level of resolution before the onset of serious mental illness. This is the great strength of Private Practice. We trust that you will find our strengths helpful in your life.

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