Counselling in Newcastle with John McColl - Specialist in Relationship Counselling 

Life can often only be understood by looking backwards, but keep in mind.... Life must also be lived facing the other direction. 
                                                John McColl

Life can often only be understood by looking backwards, but also keep in must be lived facing the other direction.

                                                                                    John McColl

Conditions of entering into the client-relationship:

That the client be honest, open, and willing to put in the effort on the issues presented to the therapist. Any breech of this agreement may result in the termination of this said relationship.

Confidentiality is assured at all times, except in situations where there is physical or mental abuse to children, and where a serious crime has been committed. All psychotherapists and related health workers are bound by law to report any of these events.

If during the session the therapist forms the opinion that the current client therapist relationship is unlikely to make any progress on the issues presented by the client, the therapist will terminate the session and make referrals or recommendations to the client.

A client who is late for an appointment shall forfeit the time absent and the session is to finish at the normal time.

A minimum of 2 hours’ notice is required for a client to cancel or reschedule a session. If notice is not given or is within the 2 hours from the start of the session, full payment for the session will be expected.


For Urgent Help

Since 1966, Lifeline Newcastle & Hunter has been listening to the needs of people in the community twenty four hours a day, every day of the year, Lifeline is ready to listen.

Kids Help Line : 1800 55 1800 is a free and confidential, telephone service for 5 to 25 year olds in Australia.

The difference between Psychotherapy & Counselling? 

What is Counselling?

Counselling is usually a short term experience, focusing on your specific issues or problems which are currently troubling you. Personal and Relationship Counselling is a chance to talk over what is on your mind with an objective person who can help you learn new skills and ways of looking at situations which enable you to be more capable of solving both those current problems and those in the future.

Contact John for more information about our services in Newcastle. 

What is Psychotherapy?

Psychotherapy is a relationship you share with another in order to understand the deep complexities of what is at work inside of you.

Psychotherapy teaches you to face the biggest frontier- the journey within yourself. It has been estimated that each week around half a million Australians visit counsellors, psychotherapists, psychologists, psychiatrists, therapists and spiritual directors.

The number is clearly increasing as one seeks solutions for the rising gamut of physical, emotional, mental and spiritual disorders manifesting in the symptoms of life.

There are very few who aren't troubled about something these days.

You enter the psychotherapist's space when your life seems difficult, and it goes without saying this is an act of courage. In the privacy of a sanctuary built upon trust, honesty and respect, you learn to face yourself. Your unconscious conflicts, hurts, wounds, struggles, sufferings, beliefs and behaviours.

Psychotherapy is an art, an act, a rite of passage. It is often a path of discipline, self-responsibility and liberation. It can also be a path of soul and sacredness. Psychotherapy is the art of knowing yourself!

Make an appointment

  • The first session 1.5 hours @ $140
  • All subsequent sessions 1 hour @ $90
  • Health fund rebates may apply (16 health funds cover hypnotherapy)
  • After hour appointments available
  • Credit Card facilities available
  • Call 02 4958 1985 
  • Email
  • Where: 1 Brandon st Argenton (next door to the Glendale Super Center)
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