Addiction Therapy.


If you live in the Tynemouth, Newcastle area, I can help you whether your issues are drug, alcohol or behavioural addictions,

Chemical dependency includes problematic use of alcohol or drugs. This can include illegal/street drugs or abuse of prescription medications.

Behavioural addictions , sometimes called ‘process addictions’ include gambling, the internet, chatroom addiction, love, sex, pornography, self-harm, eating or limiting food intake, anger and shopping.

Addiction can impact negatively in all areas of your life.  Including your ability to function on a daily basis.

This can damage :

  • Relationships
  • Performance at work
  • Home or personal life
  • Physical and psychological health.

As a highly skilled counsellor and psychotherapist, I have worked at a senior level in some of the UK’s premier rehabilitation centres . Familiar with the latest neuroscience of addiction, I specialise in addiction treatment, recovery, relapse prevention and aftercare. I have multiple years of experience working with individuals, couples and families. I support them in using counselling and therapy to move forward and build the lives they have always hoped for.

I offer sessions to individuals in the Tynemouth & Newcastle area. I have full membership of the Society for the Study of Addiction This is one of the ways I stay up to date with the latest research findings and newest, most effective ways of working.

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Call now on 07542 800689

Addiction & Relapse Prevention, Tynemouth, Newcastle

There is a requirement to be abstinent from chemical substances when commencing therapy and I can signpost you or your loved one to a detoxification clinic if needed.

My role would then commence once detoxed to work on relapse prevention and other deep-seated emotional issues.

Jacqueline Colligan, BA (Hons), MSc, Dip Couns. MBACP

Counselling & Psychotherapy

I am a qualified Counsellor and Psychotherapist, trained in London, educated to Masters Degree level, and a professionally registered member of the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy).

Originally, I worked in Behavioural Healthcare Science and Organisational Psychology as a Public Health Academic, lecturing and researching at Newcastle University Medical School and on the University of Durham MBA Programme. As a result, I have authored numerous academic papers on changing health behaviours, and have several high ranking publications in these fields of study.

My work and my specialisms

Where I’ve Worked

I have worked across several organisations including the NHS, Prison Services, Community Drug and Alcohol Services, charitable and private agencies, and private rehab clinics.

I have also been a key member of Heal for Life over the past five years which helps clients heal from trauma and abuse. More recently, I have been featured on TV’s ‘The Woman Show’ live as an invited expert, answering questions and giving support on sexual issues and sex addiction.

Currently I do sessional work in Harley street, online and in private practice in Sandwich, Kent.

  • all addictions
  • anxiety disorders
  • personality disorders
  • depression
  • anger
  • trauma
  • relationship counselling.

Also, I have specialist expertise in:

  • cults
  • post-cult counselling
  • dissociative disorders and
  • factitious disorders.

Training, qualifications & experience.

I have worked as a successful academic in the field of behaviour change with several high ranked publications. Practising within a humanistic and psychodynamic perspective, I am trained in group therapy, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy and one-to-one therapy. I also have a specialist interest in behaviour change, addiction and trauma.

Educated to Masters Degree level, and I hold individual membership with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)

● BA (Hons) 2:1 Anthropology & Epidemiology. University of Newcastle. 1983.
● MSc Behavioural Healthcare Science. University of Newcastle. 2001.
● Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy (L4). Lambeth College London. 2012 to 2015.
● DBT Training. 12 week intensive with US Trainers. 2015. UKAT Training.
● Certificate in Dealing with Distress, Self Harm and Suicidal Ideation. Carolyn Spring Training. June 2020.
● Certificate in Dialectical Behavioural Therapy. June 2020
● Addictions Therapist. Open Road, Essex. 2014 to 2015
● Addictions Therapist. Sanctuary Lodge, Essex. 2015 to 2017
● Senior Therapist, Trauma Lead, Promis Clinics, Kent 2017 to 2020

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Call 07542 800689 or email me at [email protected]

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