Ava Counselling

Counselling and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy In Northumberland



We are based in Northumberland and provide a professional and confidential counselling service face to face, online or by telephone. The aim of counselling for both children and adults is ultimately the same; to help the individual cope better with their emotions, thoughts and feelings.


Stress, anxiety, grief, relationship problems? Need to talk? Most people like to talk. But sometimes it’s difficult to talk to those closest to you about the things that trouble you most, friends may offer advice, families worry about you, colleagues may judge your fitness to work. Perhaps what you need to say might sound too “heavy”. That’s where it can be helpful to talk to a counsellor, someone experienced who is trained to hear you without judging or giving advice and where you can explore your thoughts and feelings in a safe and accepting environment.

A warm welcome to you from Anna-Margret Robinson. I am a Counsellor and Cognitive Behavioural Therapist working across Northumberland and Newcastle Upon Tyne. I work with adults and young people in therapy rooms, I am also available to work in schools. I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) whose Ethical Framework I abide by.




Counselling can help with many issues including:

Stress, Relationship Problems, Anxiety, Bereavement, Redundancy, Depression, Addiction, Personal Development, Pet Loss/Bereavement , Bullying , Abuse , Self Esteem , Confidence , Assertiveness , Sleeping

What Is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy?



Cognitive Behavioural Therapy focuses mostly on the way people think about things (including their attitudes and beliefs) and the way they behave, looking at identifying your thoughts and actions that are self defeating and then replacing these with more helpful thoughts and responses.
CBT comprises both cognitive therapy and behaviour therapy, cognitive therapy involves identifying and systematically evaluating the unhelpful thoughts (or cognitions)  that lead to intense and frequent negative feelings (e.g. depression, anxiety) and result in unhelpful behaviours (e.g. avoiding friends).


The treatment focuses on questioning thoughts and coming up with more helpful ways to think about difficult situations.
Behaviour therapy is goal oriented and aims to help people change unhealthy or unhelpful behaviours that cause them to suffer or lower their quality and enjoyment of life.


Finally CBT is focused on helping people like you to achieve their goals and get more out of life. As well as helping you to change your unhelpful thinking and behaviour.

How can counselling benefit young people?

Counselling young people involves helping the young person to develop a positive attitude to life, recognise their strengths and express themselves. It does not involve making decisions for the child, imposing beliefs on them or preaching. Young person related issues may include:

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy with Young People:

CBT encourages exploration of different ways of thinking and therapists will be non judgmental in response to a young persons thoughts and feelings, increasing awareness of thoughts  feelings and body signals, through awareness change can be initiated, CBT will encourage more flexible ways of thinking that promotes more acceptance and compassion towards the self and others and consequently a reduction in anxiety and stress levels.

Contact Me

Sessions last 50 minutes and cost £35

(discounts available)

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