SJS Therapy
Scott J Staniforth
Psychotherapeutic Counsellor

Individual Therapy


Couples Therapy


Welcome to my website

***Coronavirus Update***

Due to the changes we are all having to make at this challenging time, I am unable to offer the opportunity for face-to-face sessions with new or existing clients. From Thursday 26th March 2020, therapeutic services will only be available remotely, via telephone or video-calling. If you are a new or existing client and you require further information about the recent changes, do feel free to get in touch. My contact details are shown at the top and bottom of this page.

This is an unexpected change of events for us all, with a lot of uncertainty. With uncertainty comes the feeling of instability and fear. Do what you can to create as much stability for yourselves at this time. Once you have found your own stability, you will be in a much better position to offer your support to others. Keep yourselves and your families safe while we all work through these unprecedented times. Stay connected, and I very much look forward to hearing from you.

Who am I?

I am an integrated psychotherapeutic counsellor, working with both individuals and couples. I have been working with clients for the past 11 years in NHS primary care and private practice. My primary modality is Transactional Analysis, but as an integrated psychotherapist I draw upon a variety of therapeutic approaches to provide the most appropriate and tailored support for each individual I work with.

In addition to my work as a psychotherapeutic counsellor, I also have a strong academic background in the field of biomedical sciences, with a BSc, MRes and PhD.

What presenting problems can I provide therapeutic support with?


I have extensive experience working with a variety of mental health difficulties including low mood, depression, anxiety, stress, trauma, problems with eating, addictive behaviours, bereavement, relationship issues, separation, changes of circumstances, obsessive-compulsive traits, issues navigating sexual orientation, gender dysphoria, and many other issues. If you have a specific presenting problem and would like to enquire whether I can provide you experienced support, do contact me to enquire. All enquiries are treated confidentially and are warmly welcomed.

Professional Memberships & Qualifications


  • British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) - Registered Member

  • Northern Guild Psychotherapy - Professional Member

  • Certification in Couples Counselling

  • Post-graduate Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling

  • PhD Molecular & Immunological Basis of Renal Disease 

  • MRes Medical & Molecular Biosciences (specialising in Immunobiology)

  • BSc (Hons) Medical Microbiology & Immunology

Session Fees

  • Face-to-face counselling is currently unavailable due to the promotion of physical distancing in light of the recent efforts to reduce to the spread of coronavirus.

  • Individual therapy is available and charged at £55 per session (50 minute session).

  • All individual sessions will be conducted remotely, via telephone or video-calling.

  • Couples therapy is currently unavailable.

SJS Therapy
Jesmond Therapy Centre
7 Holly Avenue West
Newcastle upon Tyne
Contact Details
Phone: 07923422225
BACP Logo - 144427.png

© 2019 Designed by SJS Therapy