couples counselling


There are many common psychological and emotional conditions with which clients can present including anxiety, abuse, stress, agoraphobia, low self-esteem, depression, grief, panic attacks, alcohol misuse, paranoia, and even suicidal thoughts.

Couples Counselling - top 6 presenting issues 01/10/15 to 30/09/16

Anger 36%
Frustration 29%
Trust Issues 29%
Abandonment 21%
Guilt 21%
Low Self Esteem 14%

Couples Counselling - top 6 underlying issues 01/10/15 to 30/09/16

Relationship Problems 86%
Attachment Issues 29%
Family Issues 21%
Child with Disability 14%
Childhood Issues 7%
Childhood Abuse 7%

If you are experiencing any of these conditions due to relationship problems you can work with a counsellor individually (see Individual Counselling) or alternatively, and if your partner agrees, you can opt to have a counsellor who is experienced at working with a couple in the room.

You will both get an opportunity to talk and say what you need to and your counsellor will be experienced in helping you understand and appreciate what each other is saying in a clear and non-judgmental way.

Your counsellor will explore the root cause of the problems you are facing and help you to work out what your option and possible next steps might be.

If you need some support at this difficult time in your life, we can provide you with private couples counselling at £50 per 50-minute session from our premises in central Gateshead.

Usually, sessions take place weekly and on average you will need 4 – 6 sessions.
To book an appointment call 0191 466 1314

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 funded by Newcastle/Gateshead Clinical Commissioning Group.

If you are unsure whether counselling is for you, we can arrange for you to have a free 15-20 minute telephone consultation. If you would like to arrange this, simply email us at info@necounselling.org.uk and one of our counselling team will contact you.