ABOUT US


North East Counselling Services aims to banish health and social care inequalities. Our service is preventative, lessening the impact on traditional healthcare providers and organisations and ensuring individuals receive the emotional care they require.



Can counselling help me?


• 91% of our clients have said that counselling helped them.
• 98% of our clients said that they would use us again if they needed to
• 98% of our clients would recommend us to a friend

Counselling can help people with a wide variety of issues – including bereavement, depression, anxiety, low mood, stress, phobias, addictions, compulsions and bullying. If you feel that you have no one to talk to about what is happening for you counselling can really help. We all have thoughts which we can be reluctant to reveal or share – counselling gives you an opportunity to discuss them in a safe and non-judgmental environment.


don’t just exist, live your life to the
full with help from NECS

At times life can be a hard.  We can sometimes find ourselves having to put up with events and issues that we are unable to control, and things that we do not want in our lives. Experiences such as losing a loved one, trauma, pressures of family life, and stress at work or school can begin to affect every part of life, making it difficult to function day to day.

what will it cost?


Counselling at NECS is either FREE, depending on your situation, or paid for privately on a sessional basis.
If you are paying privately, each session costs £50 per 50-minute session. To find out how we can help find out more here. Usually, sessions take place weekly and on average you will need 4 – 6 sessions. We provide counselling from our premises in central Gateshead. We can provide free counselling if you are a war veteran or family member of a war veteran and live in Gateshead, a Carer in Gateshead or you are aged from 9 to 25 and live in Gateshead. These services are kindly funded by Newcastle/Gateshead Clinical Commissioning Group.


our mission


It is our purpose to ensure the provision of quality, bespoke counselling to children and adults and to empower them to live life to the full. We provide tailored counselling support to individuals, families, children and young people and specific groups as follows:


what do i do now?


Either call us on 0191 440 8127 or email us at info@necounselling.org.uk to register and we will then offer you a first appointment which will be a consultation. We will call you within 2 working days to offer you the first appointment – normally we see people within 2 weeks. If you are unsure whether counselling is for you, to email us and one of our counselling team will contact you to have a brief discussion.


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