Shaun McCowie

Counsellor and Clinical Supervisor

Counsellor and Clinical Supervisor

My experience as a counsellor working with adults has taught me that each individual has untapped courage, strength, and resilience, and that strong desire to love and be loved and connected to both self and others. 

Sometimes, though we find ourselves lost in the speed of this modern and hectic world and need to be supported, encouraged, and challenged to get ourselves and our lives either back on track, or walking forward into a new and more fulfilling, rewarding, and meaningful place in our lives.

I work primarily from a Person Centred, strength based, solution focused, and cognitive behavioural (CBT) based approach. What this means is that I walk alongside my clients and help support them to look at or re-discover their inner strengths, their inner resources, and their inner self as they work through the issues in their lives that are problematic for them and getting in the way of feeling happiness, connection, joy and self fulfilment.

In my practice the clients I work with often start to notice positive change and begin to feel better and feel positive changes in their mood and outlook on their life, self, and their relationships. 

My therapeutic approach is designed to achieve lasting results and to enable the person to make stronger life decisions born out of their own life choices and a stronger and reinforced sense of self , and self autonomy. My goal is to help people to honestly look at self and challenge the thoughts, words, and behaviours that often land them in a place of feeling frustrated, discouraged, upset, sad, worried,, depressed or anxious.


Jan Douglas

Counsellor and Clinical Supervisor

Counsellor and Clinical Supervisor

I have 12 years’ experience working as a person-centred counsellor and 8 years’ experience as a counselling supervisor.

I understand how difficult it can be to find a counsellor that suits your needs and to book that first appointment. I aim to make this experience as comfortable as possible and offer a safe, non-judgemental environment, which will allow you to work at your own pace.

The initial one-hour assessment will clarify your individual needs and the difficulties you may be experiencing. Further sessions will be spent working together towards a solution.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • 12 x years working within the field of mental health and those who have experienced abuse.

  • 8 x years working as a counselling supervisor

  • 4 x years managing a mental health project and delivering awareness workshops on the following subjects;


What happens next ?

If you want to book your newcastle counselling assessment Click here 

You can also drop us an email info@ascanortheast.co.uk or call the office on 0191 2092887 / Office Mobile 07748446774 

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