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. That means that 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

 Are you looking for help to make changes in your life?
◾One day it will all come to an end. 

◾There will be no more sunrise. 

◾There will be no more hours, minutes, seconds or days. 

◾All you have collected will pass to someone else. 

◾Your wealth, fame, power will fade.

◾What mattered to you will disappear, no meaning or purpose. 

◾All your hopes, ambitions, and to do lists will expire. 

◾The wins and losses that seem important will fade away. 

◾Where you came from; gender, skin colour will be irrelevant.

What will matter? 

◾Not what you bought, but what you built. 

◾Not what you got, but what you gave. 

◾Not your success, but your significance. 

◾Not what you learned, but what you taught. 

◾Not your competence, but your character.

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. 

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.