SJS Therapy - Counselling & Psychotherapy for Individuals & Couples

SJS Therapy
Scott J Staniforth, Psychotherapeutic Counsellor

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About Us

Dr Scott J Staniforth, PhD
Psychotherapeutic Counsellor

Scott has been working with individuals and couples therapeutically in variety of settings, including GP practices, charitable organisations, and in private practice. He works as a relational integrated Psychotherapeutic Counsellor, which means he believes there is power and benefit in many different therapeutic approaches. His primary modality is Transactional Analysis, which he uses to analyse and understand personality development and relational interactions between the self and others. He believes in the power of using relationships in therapeutic healing of the self.

In the majority of therapeutic work he does with clients, the approach is considered a 'talking therapy'. However, on occasion psychotherapeutic work requires an alternative approach so he may also use other methods to facilitate therapeutic exploration (e.g. sandtray, metaphor, active imagination, guided imagery, expressive art, and others).

Scott offers a safe, secure and pleasant environment with a warm and open-minded approach. His instinctive approach as a therapist is considered ‘person-centred’, whereby you the client are central to the therapeutic work. He will work with you at a pace that is comfortable to you, and get a sense of what it is you are looking to gain from being in therapy. Some people choose short-term therapy, some choose more long-term work. Some people have a specific issue they want to work on, whereby others may have more complex needs and are unsure how to find their way through. Therapy can offer the time and the space in your life to sit for a while and consider where you are at, and where you would like to be. Scott will sit alongside you and support you in this journey and help to navigate where you would like to go.

Location: Scott works out of the Jesmond Therapy Centre in Jesmond, which offers a warm and welcoming environment that is ideal for counselling & psychotherapy. He works independently at Jesmond Therapy Centre so do contact him directly regarding any enquiries you may have. The practice address and location details can be found on the Contacts page.

Please note: SJS Therapy is an independent Psychotherapeutic Counselling service. Scott receives client referrals from Jesmond Therapy Centre and uses therapy rooms at the centre. Scott works solely for SJS Therapy.

Examples of Therapy Rooms at Jesmond Therapy Centre are shown below 

Mrs Louise Linstead
Accounts & Administration

Louise manages the administrative side of SJS Therapy. She is a much valued member of the team with extensive knowledge and experience within the private and public healthcare sectors. Alongside her role with us, Louise also works within NHS primary healthcare, where she supports a multidisciplinary team to meet and maintain the heathcare needs of the local service users.

Please note: Louise is not affiliated with the Jesmond Therapy Centre. She works solely for SJS Therapy.

Therapy Rooms at Jesmond Therapy Centre