Dr Anna Thorley Counselling and Psychotherapy
serving Newcastle, Tyne and Wear, Northumberland and County Durham

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Tyne and Wear based Jungian Counsellor and Psychotherapist : A Safe Haven in a Troubled World

I am an innovative counsellor and psychotherapist with over thirty years experience, based in a warm and friendly environment in Tynemouth, North Shields. My approach is Jungian, following in the footsteps of C G Jung and his many followers by way of honouring the unconscious roots and the sacred imperatives of our psychological problems. This involves working when possible with your dreams as a way of discerning who you really are as opposed to how you have learned to be by way of the influence of family, friends and of society at large.

Perhaps you are facing bereavement or relationship issues, or are troubled in your working life? Or maybe you are anxious or depressed without knowing exactly why? Even the most self-sufficient person may benefit from talking things through with a counsellor in North Shields who appreciates discovering a sense of meaning through times of turmoil. Our shared therapeutic journey is towards the understanding of the secret language of your symptoms rather than our striving to remove them, in the belief that they are not random and meaningless but alert us to attitudes to life that are crying out for change. For a rite of passage is not an illness, to be cured.

You are welcome to contact me by phone to ask any questions and to explore whether I am the right therapist for you, otherwise you may email me. I always respond promptly to messages.

Because I am a counsellor in North Shields living very close to Tynemouth Metro station and am within easy reach of he Tyne Tunnel, my counselling and psychotherapy practice covers Tyne and Wear, Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland and County Durham. There is ample parking available at all times.

It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare...
It is because we do not dare that things are difficult.

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Quote for the Month

November 2016

Ring the bells that still can ring
Forget your perfect offering
There is a crack in everything
That's how the light gets in.

Leonard Cohen.

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December 2016

Variation on a theme by Rilke
(The Book of Hours, Book 1, Poem 1, Stanza 1)

A certain day became a presence to me;
There it was, confronting me-a sky, air, light:
a being. And before it started to descend
from the heights of noon, it leaned over
and struck my shoulder as if with
the flat of a sword, granting me
honor and a task. The day’s blow
fell out, metallic or it was I, a bell awakened,
and what I heard was my whole self
saying and singing what it knew: I can.

Denise Leverton

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January 2017

Being present, whether with children, with friends, or even with oneself, is always hard work. But isn't this attentiveness-the feeling that someone is trying to think about us-something we want more than praise?

Steven Grosz, in The Examined Life: How we Lose and Find Ourselves, 2013.

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February 2017

Wear your gratitude like a cloak and it will feed every corner of your life.


March 2017

The human heart can go the lengths of God.
Dark and cold we may be, but this
Is no winter now. The frozen misery
Of centuries breaks, cracks, begins to move;
The thunder is the thunder of the floes,
The thaw, the flood, the upstart Spring.
Thank God our time is now when wrong
Comes up to face us everywhere, Never to leave us till we take
The longest stride of soul men ever took.
Affairs are now soul size
The enterprise
Is exploration unto God. Where are you making for? It takes
So many thousand years to wake,
But will you wake for pity's sake?

Christopher Fry, in A Sleep of Prisoners.

April 2017

In times of change, the learners will inherit the earth whilst the knowers will be beautifully equipped to deal with a world that no longer exists...

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May 2017

Hope is not the conviction that something will turn out well, but the certainty that something makes sense, regardless of how well it turns out.
Vaclav Havel.

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June 2017

If I have a prayer for love, let it be this,
That I love wisely, well and love what is.
Martha Drake.

July 2017

I know one thing-that I know nothing.

August 2017

If you don't risk anything, you risk even more.
Erica Jong.

September 2017

I've always thought that true freedom was the interior acquiescence in the unfolding of things.
Marie de Hennezel, in Intimate Death.

October 2017

The heart has its reasons which reason knows nothing of.

November 2017

I know how hard it is to stand for feminine values in a patriarchal society.
Do not betray your reality.
Helen Luke.

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