Addressing Mental Health issues early can have real, positive impacts on people and all aspects of their life


Why choose NECS for Mental Health support?

  • Right time - we can normally offer you an appointment within a week of registering
  • Right person  - getting the relationship between you and the counsellor right is important.  We've got over 50 counsellors so we can make sure you get the right counsellor for you.
  • Right place - we offer face to face counselling in Gateshead, online and telephone counselling, and where required counselling in schools.

Don't just take our word for it.  Here are some comments from the people we've worked with...

Gateshead Link Workers

"I just wanted to thank you and all of the team as I have had great feed back from many patients saying what a difference North east counselling has made to them and what lovely people the counsellors are. This is for me the best bit of my job referring to people I can trust to support the people I support and seeing the result.

I think you should all be very proud of the work you do making a huge difference to people who really need help and support at some of their lowest points in their lives.

I can't thank you all enough!"

Link worker - Gateshead

I'm so glad I used NECS

I was offered an appointment to suit me very promptly which was really important as I felt I needed the support of NECs very quickly. I thought my counselling was tailored to suit my needs.
I am so glad I used NECS. My counsellor Kathleen was fantastic. I felt that she was always listening to me and providing the support I needed at each appointment. The sessions were structured to my pace and goals and I am very glad I accessed NECs and that you are still providing face to face sessions in current covid times
Find out more about Kathleen

Advertise that you have autism informed counsellors

Advertise the fact that you have Autism informed counsellors – you would get many new clients, I’m sure.

Definitely make telephone-only counselling available to people who want it, even after the pandemic. Not having to monitor my body language meant I could focus on our conversation much better.

Having a counsellor who is familiar with Autistic communication and thinking styles was invaluable – it allowed me as an Autistic person to make great progress without having to worry about miscommunication.

Find out more about Alan

Thank you so much for providing such quality and effective services.

Sarah was receptive to my words and was able to help me to see alternatives. Sarah has a lovely way about her and is very easy to talk to. I was able to express myself fully and examine myself extensively with her professional and knowledgeable prompting.

Highly recommended. I have never had a counsellor I could connect with so easily and with whom I could fully explore my thoughts, needs and barriers. My mental health has significantly improved during our sessions. I don’t think I was fully aware of the extent my mental health was being affected when I made the referral. It is only looking back at our sessions I realise how low my mood had become and the extent I had stopped looking after my own mental health. Sarah helped me to work through the guilt and grief that was a barrier to all that and I can’t thank her enough

Find out more about Sarah

Tim formed a great bond with my son

Relaxed atmosphere, very friendly.  Tim very supportive.

Tim was so lovely and patient and formed a bond with my son.

Find out more about Tim

Really listened to what I was saying

Becky really listened to what I was saying and understood me

Find out more about Becky

Tina was absolutely brilliant

I've had counselling before but always felt I didn't get the help or support I needed Tina was absolutely brilliant I felt I could open up fully to her

Find out more about Tina

A big thank you to Viv and the team

Very supportive in the way that I was listened to and how I discussed strategies with Viv.

A big thank you to Viv and your team for the support I received.

Find out more about Viv

Great service - keep doing what you are doing

Jackie was very kind and caring. She had a genuine interest and empathy. She made it easy for me to express what I was feeling and non judgemental.

Great Service. Keep doing what you are doing

Find out more about Jackie

My daughter opened up to Kathleen

My daughter says she felt able to open up to Kathleen without being judged.

She feels she is able to challenge her thoughts logically and has enjoyed each session and got so much from every one.

Thank you to Kathleen for all she has done to get my daughter through a difficult time.

The counselling has been invaluable and provided the support she needed at a very difficult and challenging time.

Find out more about Kathleen

Welcoming and friendly

Becky made me feel like my problems mattered. I actually felt listened to.

Welcoming and friendly

Find out more about Becky

Talking is the best way to help

Helen helped me in many ways , made me use my thoughts differently.

Yes to carry on as it is. It is a very good service, talking is the best way to help

Find out more about Helen

Counsellor really did make me feel like talking

Counsellor really did make me feel like talking and drew me out of myself, something I don't find easy.

She gave me space to talk and listened when I wanted to open up, helping me with my issues

Find out more about Gail

I found the service an invaluable source of support

I found the service an invaluable source of support during an extremely difficult period in my life. Bill was excellent. The investigation I was subject to went on for an extremely prolonged period and it was hugely beneficial that I was able to work with one counsellor throughout

Find out more about Bill

Thank you for your time and patience

Thank you for your time and patience, I am very grateful I could go and talk to someone about the way I am feeling

Find out more about Tina

Helen is a lovely person

Helen Eves has really helped me work through my issues, she is a lovely person and brilliant counsellor

Find out more about Helen

Vivienne was so caring

Vivienne was so caring. My daughter looked forward to the sessions, increased confidence through play.

Vivienne was so very sincere and my daughter was very fond of her

Becs was really easy to open to

Becs was really easy to open to and offered good advice. Service was quick to contact once referral had been made

Find out more about Bec

It all worked well for me

It all worked well for me, I guess when in crisis however you need rapid initial access and sometimes even a week seems like forever to be seen, helped, rescued or prevented from doing something more regrettable

Carry ON. More companies need to adopt a proactive and responsive service to staff in crisis.

Find out more about Bill

It helped me to achieve my goals

I have found the service has noticeably helped me achieve the goals I set out to when first starting and was very effective in this way

Find out more about Alan

I enjoyed the flexibility

I enjoyed the flexibility of being able to choose face to face or zoom when my appointments were & how the sessions were tailored to me

Find out more about Heather

There is no such thing as a trivial problem

NECS takes mental health seriously and we strive to provide:

  • Highly qualified counsellors who match the needs of our clients
  • It's not just counselling - we've got other services on offer too
  • We carefully recruit our counsellors to achieve a high quality counselling services
  • We are responsive to new ways of working cutting through the red tape
  • We work in a tailored way matching the service to the client
  • We're a credible company having provided counselling to statutory services for 15 years
  • We're a professional organisation - ensuring that everyone gets the best service
  • We're efficient and constantly work to improve
  • We're a cost effective solution - avoiding crisis and disruption
To book an appointment email us or call 0191 466 1314 or click the button to register yourself

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