Frequently Asked Questions
Is there free parking?
Yes, there is free off-street parking.
Do you have disability access?
There are facilities to do therapy on the ground floor, where there is wheelchair access and a disabled toilet. This can be arranged at the time of making the initial appointment.
I’m already feeling low and have heard psychotherapy and counselling can be upsetting. What if I end up feeling worse than I do now?
My family/friends say I need therapy but I don’t think I do, so what’s the point?
Are there any useful Apps or websites that I can use while waiting or during therapy?
There are several Apps and Websites, however I would recommend caution and access ones that have been approved by the NHS as they will have been researched. For example:
Blueice – young people reduce urges to self-harm
Calm Harm – reduce urges to self-harm and manage emotions in a more positive way
Catch it – negative thoughts and look at problems differently
Chill Panda – breathing techniques relax, worry less
eQuoo – emotional fitness game – help with emotional fitness
MeeTwo – safe and secure for teenagers wanting to discuss any issues affecting their lives
MoodSpace- Stress, anxiety and low mood self-help
Is the premises near a main bus route?
Yes, there is a bus stop directly outside the Corner House on the Coast Road, which is a 5-minute walk to the property and the buses come from North Shields, Blyth, Whitley Bay and terminates at Newcastle City Centre. The numbers are 306, 308, 309, 310 and 311. The same bus numbers from Newcastle City Centre stop on the opposite side of the road, just after the traffic lights junction, apart from number 38 which turns at the traffic lights and is the first stop just moments around the corner.
Do you do online/telephone therapy?
I’m not very good at talking about my feelings, so how will therapy benefit me?
My family/friends don’t understand my situation, how will a therapist be any different?
I am Melanie Charnock a UKCP accredited Psychotherapist and Psychotherapeutic Counsellor also trained as a Couple Therapist, Group Facilitator and Clinical Supervisor. I offer bespoke therapeutic services either f2f, video or by telephone from my private practice based in Heaton, Newcastle upon Tyne to adult, individuals and couples.