Family Counselling


Sometimes people come to us when children or young people are having problems in their family and it becomes clear when working with the young people that the family dynamic is causing a problem. We can work with young people and their parents or carers and look at the situation as a whole.

We will give support to the people who need it to bring about the necessary changes, for example, changing or improving communication between family members can reduce conflict.

We are used to working with families of all shapes and sizes as sometimes their situation can be complex.

Family Counselling - top 5 presenting issues 01/10/16 to 30/09/17

Stress 100%
Anxiety 91%
Low Mood 66%
Anger 62%
Behavioural Issues 58%

Family Counselling - top 5 underlying issues 01/10/16 to 30/09/17

Family Issues 100%
Relationship Problems 57%
Attachment Issues 46%
Domestic Abuse 41%
Bereavement 32%

Common family related problems include family issues, relationship problem, attachment issues, domestic and psychological abuse and bereavement which can cause symptoms of stress, anxiety, low mood, anger or destructive behaviours.

If you need some support at this difficult time in your life, we can provide you with private family counselling at £40 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, simply email us at info@necounselling.org.uk and one of our counselling team will contact you to have a brief discussion.