(Paradigm Campbell Associates)




“I believe that the most important aspect of any counselling work is the quality of the counsellor-client relationship. This, in turn, hinges on the richness of the counsellor's presence. You cannot engage with any therapeutic work without these.”

(Neil H Campbell)

What is Counselling?

Counselling is a trusting, caring, collaborative and honest relationship, through which the client can explore his or her issues, feelings, and thoughts. The counsellor – offering compassion, patience, empathy, acceptance and a rich humble presence – provides a safe environment in which the client can make sense of his or her world.

I have often been asked for a definition of “Counselling” For me, the counsellor and client are standing in front of a densely-wooded forest. There is a path through the forest. It’s there. It’s always been there, but it can’t be seen initially. The role of counselling is to help thin the trees so that the client can see the path.

How Counselling Works

  • I meet with clients on a weekly or fortnightly basis, and each session lasts for one hour. Generally, we start with an agreed set of six sessions. At the end of this initial set, the client and I will review the situation to see if further sessions would be helpful.
  • All of the sessions are treated with the utmost confidentiality, and take place in a safe and caring environment. ALL issues and concerns, whether personal or work-related, are taken most seriously and with great respect.
  • These sessions offer clients the opportunity to identify, explore and address any issues or concerns which may be affecting job performance, causing some form of mental ill-health, or impacting adversely on personal relationships.

Neil H Campbell – Counsellor

Neil H Campbell BA PgDip DipBC MA FNCS

  • Neil is a Fellow of the National Counselling Society. He’s been a professional counsellor for over 30 years. For 26 of those years, he’s specialised in Grief – though he also deals with Trauma & PTSD, Relationship Issues, Domestic Violence, Abusive Relationships, Stress, Anxiety, Depressions, Workplace Conflict and Self-Esteem Problems.

The counselling and supervision service is covered by specialist professional indemnity insurance. It is delivered and supervised fully in line with NCS Codes of Ethical Practice.

“An accompanier is someone who can stand behind us on the road to freedom, someone who loves us and understands our life. An accompanier can be a parent, a teacher or a friend – anyone who can put a name on our inner pain and feelings. Accompaniers may be professionals or therapists who have experience in untying the knots that block us in our development”

(Jean Vanier)

Private Counselling Details

Counselling for all private and organisational clients takes place in Neil’s counselling rooms on Floor 3, Aidan House, Sunderland Road, Gateshead NE8 3HU. There is abundant car parking space at the building itself, and the Gateshead Stadium Metro station is close by. For more information on the Service or referral enquiries, please contact Neil on 07903 239 983. Alternatively, you can email him at neil@paradigmcampbell.co.uk or through this site’s Contact Page.

Independent Counselling Supervision

Neil Campbell also offers both Group and One-to-One Counselling Supervision (as well as Workplace Supervision). From placement students (on Diploma or Degree courses) to experienced practitioners, he offers a highly-experienced, quality professional Supervision Service that will be individually tailored not only to the development level of the supervisee, but also to his or her financial budget.

  • Neil is a qualified counselling & clinical supervisor, as well as being an Approved NCS Counselling Supervisor. He is also the author & course director for PCA’s accredited Level 5 Certificate and Level 6 Diploma in Counselling Supervision.
  • He has 23 Years of Counselling Supervision experience – working with all counselling orientations and most counselling issues. He is trained in both One-to-One AND Group Work.
  • If there is any issue or area – that prospective supervisees specialise in – and Neil is not particularly familiar with, he pledges to carry out sufficient research to enable the supervisory relationship to be effective and developmental.

For me, the Supervisory Relationship is of paramount importance. I believe in ‘getting it right’ from the very beginning. Consequently, our first session with new supervisees will be a one-off session, will usually last for 90 minutes and will focus on mutual beliefs, ethos, expectations, needs, objectives, styles, and orientations. The practical side will always be customised to my supervisee’s individual situation.

Again, for more information on our Counselling Supervision or Workplace Supervision Service, please contact Neil Campbell directly on either 07958 739505 (Direct Mobile) or 07903 239983 (Business Enquiries). Alternatively, you can e-mail him either through the Website Contact Page OR directly at neil@paradigmcampbell.co.uk.