Mind For Life providing Psychotherapy in Consett, Durham, Newcastle

Mind For Life providing Psychotherapy in Consett, Durham, Newcastle

Mind For Life providing Psychotherapy in Consett, Durham, NewcastleMind For Life providing Psychotherapy in Consett, Durham, NewcastleMind For Life providing Psychotherapy in Consett, Durham, Newcastle

About Us


Dr Gordon F Gatiss

Qualifications: PhD, PGCE, MA, PGDHP

 I am passionate about life, my health and well-being, and my desire is not to be the best, but the best that I can be. Over many years of research and personal investment in knowledge, I have developed a wonderful process that continues to enhance and change my life. As a qualified and experienced Existential Psychotherapist, I can help and guide other people to find meaning and purpose in their time on Planet Earth, resolving negative issues and conflicts of behaviour. I work with the whole person, emphasizing prevention and self-care,
teaching the powerful relationship of the body and mind. 

I consider myself a gardener who plants seeds of potential and change, to enable clients to grow in the rich environment of knowledge and understanding.


What I offer

I am an Existential therapist providing Psychotherapy in Newcastle upon Tyne, Psychotherapy in Durham, Psychotherapy in Consett, and in the North East. 

I work with clients who suffer with anger management issues. Many suffer with stress, anxiety, worry and or fear. Depression is a condition many of us experience in our lives, along with panic attacks. Then there is bereavement and loss including breakup of relationships. 

  • I teach people how to release their experiences from the past to discover the magic of the moment. I then guide them to create their future. I have been trained to use many different processes and techniques. My work has shown me that we are all different and what works for one person does not necessarily work for another. The core of my therapeutic practice is iCBT, which is based on the concept that your thoughts, feelings, physical sensations and actions are interconnected, and that negative thoughts and feelings can trap you in a vicious cycle. iCBT aims to help clients to deal with overwhelming problems in a more positive way by educating the client through structured workbook reading and written exercises. Unlike CBT, iCBT deals with all issues from the past and the current. It provides structured education and the latest understanding on how the human mind works. iCBT includes unique techniques to control and eliminate negative thoughts, teaching meditation, and how to reset past traumas, providing guidance to beneficially change behaviour.


Why come to therapy

 "Piglet?" said Pooh.

"Yes Pooh?" said Piglet.

"Do you ever have days when everything feels... Not Very Okay At All? And sometimes you don't even know why you feel Not Very Okay At All, you just know that you do."

Piglet nodded his head sagely. "Oh yes," said Piglet. "I definitely have those days."

"Really?" said Pooh in surprise. "I would never have thought that. You always seem so happy and like you have got everything in life all sorted out."

"Ah," said Piglet. "Well here's the thing. There are two things that you need to know, Pooh. The first thing is that even those pigs, and bears, and people, who seem to have got everything in life all sorted out... they probably haven't. Actually, everyone has days when they feel Not Very Okay At All. Some people are just better at hiding it than others.

"And the second thing you need to know... is that it's okay to feel Not Very Okay At All. It can be quite normal, in fact. And all you need to do, on those days when you feel Not Very Okay At All, is come and find me, and tell me. Don't ever feel like you have to hide the fact you're feeling Not Very Okay At All. Always come and tell me. Because I will always be there."

A life that matters, is not lived by circumstance, but by choice. It is not where you start it is where you finish. From this moment how are you going to live your life? Many problems occur in our lives because we only see life from our own perspective and belief system; it often takes someone to guide you, to help you too reflect on situations in a different way to turn your life around. 

Food for Thought

Written by a 90 year old.

This is something we should all read at least once a week!!!!! Make sure you read to the end!!!!!! 

Written by Regina Brett, 90 years old, of the Plain Dealer, Cleveland , Ohio .

"To celebrate growing older, 

1. Life isn't fair, but it's still good.

2. When in doubt, just take the next small step.

3. Life is too short – enjoy it..

4. Your job won't take care of you when you are sick. Your friends and family will. 

5. Pay off your credit cards every month.

6. You don't have to win every argument. Stay true to yourself.

7. Cry with someone. It's more healing than crying alone.

8. Save for retirement starting with your first pay check.

9. When it comes to chocolate, resistance is futile.

10. Make peace with your past so it won't screw up the present.

11. It's OK to let your children see you cry.

12. Don't compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about.

13. If a relationship has to be a secret, you shouldn't be in it...

14 Take a deep breath. It calms the mind.

15. Get rid of anything that isn't useful. Clutter weighs you down in many ways.

16. Whatever doesn't kill you really does make you stronger.

17. It's never too late to be happy. But it’s all up to you and no one else.

18. When it comes to going after what you love in life, don't take no for an answer.

19. Burn the candles, use the nice sheets, wear the fancy lingerie.
       Don't save it for a special occasion. Today is special.

20. Over prepare, then go with the flow.

21. Be eccentric now. Don't wait for old age to wear purple.

22. The most important sex organ is the brain.

23. No one is in charge of your happiness but you.

24. Frame every so-called disaster with these words 'In five years, will this matter?'

25. Always choose life.

26. Forgive but don’t forget. 

27. What other people think of you is none of your business. 

28. Time heals almost everything. Give time time.

29. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.

30. Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does..

31. Believe in miracles.

32. Don't audit life. Show up and make the most of it now.

33. Growing old beats the alternative -- dying young.

34. Your children get only one childhood.

35. All that truly matters in the end is that you loved.

36. Get outside every day. Miracles are waiting everywhere.

37. If we all threw our problems in a pile and saw everyone else's, we'd grab ours back.

38. Envy is a waste of time. Accept what you already have not what you need.

39. The best is yet to come...

40. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.

41. Yield.

42. Life isn't tied with a bow, but it's still a gift."


Supported in the following areas:

  •  Areas Covered: Mind For Life is a well respected Hypnotherapy & Psychotherapy practice based in Moorside, Consett. Clients come from all over the country. Many clients come from Annfield Plain, Barnard Castle, Birtley, Bishop Auckland, Blaydon, Brandon, Burnopfield Carlisle, Castleside, Chester le Street, Corbridge, Cornforth, Crook, Darlington, Dudley, Durham, Easington, Felling, Ferryhill, Gateshead, Gosforth, Haltwhistle, Hartlepool, Haswell, Heburn, Hexham, Houghton le Spring, Jarrow, Lanchester, Leadgate, Longbenton, Newcastle upon Tyne, Newton Aycliffe, North Shields, Peterlee, Ponteland, Prudhoe, Rowlands Gill, Ryton, Sacriston, Seaham, Shildon, South Shields, Spennymoor, Stanley, Stockton on Tees, Sunderland, Thornley, Trimdon, Tynemouth, Wallsend, Washington, Wheatley Hill, Wickham, Whitburn, Whitley Bay, Willington, Wingate, all over the North East.