Cognitive Behavioural Therapists (CBT) & Counsellors North Tyneside

About Us

We're a friendly, experienced team dedicated to helping people with common mental health problems.

Blue Talking Therapies is a fully confidential service offering a range of proven therapies to effectively treat common mental health problems such as panic disorder, anxiety, depression, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), to name a few. 

We provide this help from our comfortable therapy rooms in North Shields town centre, as well as remotely. 

Getting to us is easy. We are accessible via the Metro system, local bus routes and there is plenty of free parking close to our building.


We’ve been helping people across the North East since 2012


Originally Blue Therapy Clinic, it all began in the eaves of an old Victorian building in Whitley Bay.  Founding directors, Becci and Johnny, set up an out-of-hours therapy service to support the local community.  BLUE is an acronym of their founding mission; Believe, Learn, Understand and Explore – to help people leave therapy with understanding and positive changes to their feelings and lives.


As the number of people seeking help grew, the service expanded to Blue Talking Therapies, employing fully accredited staff to deliver high quality therapy to the local area with a new mission: to end stigma and talk openly about mental health for all.



Blue moved to larger premises in Howard Street, North Shields – growing client demand and the pandemic both highlighted the need for further space to offer a comfortable, safe service.



Blue Talking Therapies  continues to grow its expertise; a team of nine multidisciplined staff who all bring incredible experience and expertise to our clients and who all share the ethos of Blue.

  • To provide evidence-based, quality care, accessible in a timely manner with positive results.
  • To offer a normalised, stigma-free environment from which we “Treat everyone who walks through our door as we would wish to be treated”.
  • To listen to each client as an individual and offer them personalised care, that meets their own goals and always offers change.


Meet the team

We’re an approachable team of nine experienced therapists, waiting to help you.

Johnny Morton

Director & Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist (CBT)

Rebecca Meagher

Director, Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist (CBT) and Occupational Therapist (BSc)

Liam McCourt

Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist (CBT)

Nikki Ladhar

Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist (CBT) & EMDR Therapist

Andrew Bryan

Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist (CBT)

David Rae

Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist (CBT)

Ashleigh Kettlewell

Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist (CBT)

Fiona McRitchie

Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist (CBT)

Danielle Waite

Office Manager