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About Us

About Us

Meet The Founding Therapist

Andrew Flynn

Andrew is a fully qualified therapeutic counsellor/psychotherapist and the founder of Talking Spaces Counselling.

“My speciality and passion is working with men’s mental health. In my clinical work I often come across men who have previously tried counselling in good faith, only to find that they did not receive appropriate, respectful or useful help and support.

My observations around men’s mental health services is that they, too, often reflect missunderstanding of men’s lived experiences, as well as the range of important considerations that are suitable for men’s counselling, and how to engage with men in a way that is effective and respectful.

About Us

Meet The Founding Therapist

Andrew Flynn

Andrew is a fully qualified therapeutic counsellor/psychotherapist and the founder of Talking Spaces Counselling.

“My speciality and passion is working with men’s mental health. In my clinical work I often come across men who have previously tried counselling in good faith, only to find that they did not receive appropriate, respectful or useful help and support.”

My observations around men’s mental health services is that they, too, often reflect missunderstanding of men’s lived experiences, as well as the range of important considerations that are suitable for men’s counselling, and how to engage with men in a way that is effective and respectful.

About Us

Meet The Therapist

Lisa Peacock

I have vast experience of counselling adults and young people using a combination of behavioural and therapeutic techniques to support your development and coping strategies.  My approach is integrative which means that the therapy will be tailored to your needs. You are the expert in your own life!  I will work with you to help you explore any issues that you may feel are holding you back in life and consider different ways in which you can work through these issues to release yourself from their constraints.

I specialise in supporting you to move away from negative thought processes, whether that be due to a specific situation or due to an ongoing struggle. I promise to create a therapeutic space that is individual to you. The process will be continuously discussed and agreed upon.

Lisa is a fully qualified counsellor with a Diploma in Relational Counselling. She studied at York Learning, part of York Education Authority.  She has experience of working with a wide range of issues including: Depression, anxiety, low self esteem, stress, relationship issues, work related issues, childhood trauma.

Areas of focus: Abuse, addictions, anger management, anxiety, bereavement, childhood issues, depression, identity issues, menopause and perimenopause, phobias, post-traumatic stress, redundancy, relationships, self-esteem, self-harm, sexual identity, stress, trauma, work related issues

A little known fact: I love to be out and about in nature – walking is my favourite thing – whatever the weather! 

About Us

Meet The Therapist

Lisa Peacock

I have vast experience of counselling adults and young people using a combination of behavioural and therapeutic techniques to support your development and coping strategies.  My approach is integrative which means that the therapy will be tailored to your needs. You are the expert in your own life!  I will work with you to help you explore any issues that you may feel are holding you back in life and consider different ways in which you can work through these issues to release yourself from their constraints.

I specialise in supporting you to move away from negative thought processes, whether that be due to a specific situation or due to an ongoing struggle. I promise to create a therapeutic space that is individual to you. The process will be continuously discussed and agreed upon.

Lisa is a fully qualified counsellor with a Diploma in Relational Counselling. She studied at York Learning, part of York Education Authority.  She has experience of working with a wide range of issues including: Depression, anxiety, low self esteem, stress, relationship issues, work related issues, childhood trauma.

Areas of focus: Abuse, addictions, anger management, anxiety, bereavement, childhood issues, depression, identity issues, menopause and perimenopause, phobias, post-traumatic stress, redundancy, relationships, self-esteem, self-harm, sexual identity, stress, trauma, work related issues

A little known fact: I love to be out and about in nature – walking is my favourite thing – whatever the weather! 

About Us

In Person Or Online Zoom Appointments

Generally men by nature are more action focused, so when it comes to managing difficult life events and emotions I use action and solution based therapeutic approaches and interventions when working with men’s mental health issues.

Men need a service with the knowledge understand that social and cultural norms and ingrained beliefs about masculinity are one of the main barriers to men feeling comfortable about seeking counselling in the first place.

Some other common barriers are workplace stigma, and being in a the provider and protector role runs contrary to seeking out help and support.

Discreet service access is of great importance when working with men in counselling. There are no public waiting rooms to contend with and we offer complete confidentiality when you access our services either in person or via online video”

Contact us for help and support today!

About Us

In Person Or Online Zoom Appointments

Generally men by nature are more action focused, so when it comes to managing difficult life events and emotions I use action and solution based therapeutic approaches and interventions when working with men’s mental health issues.

Men need a service with the knowledge understand that social and cultural norms and ingrained beliefs about masculinity are one of the main barriers to men feeling comfortable about seeking counselling in the first place.

Some other common barriers are workplace stigma, and being in a the provider and protector role runs contrary to seeking out help and support.

Discreet service access is of great importance when working with men in counselling. There are no public waiting rooms to contend with and we offer complete confidentiality when you access our services either in person or via Zoom”

Contact us for help and support today!

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Session Times

Book Online Today Or Contact Us

In person sessions take place at our office in Warrior Park, Seaton Carew, Hartlepool.

Monday - Friday

11.00 – 19.00

FAQs

Frequently asked questions

Find answers to commonly asked questions about our counseling services and what to expect during your journey towards healing and growth

We offer counselling to all genders aged 13 and above. As a service we specialise in men’s mental health as well as Gay Affirmative Therapy, however, we are trained and here to support everyone.

If you feel you would like to talk to someone away from your family or friends. A counsellor can help you work through issues or problems you are experiencing and any mental health concerns.
Each session is client-led and specifically tailored to you. Depending on your reasons for seeking counselling they may be more reflective or directional depending on your needs.
Your first session can be paid for by bank transfer or card payment via square payments. Thereafter each session is paid for one week in advance. This is either via bank transfer or card payment at the end of each session.