NECS counselling now available across the UK

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To book an appointment email us or call 0191 466 1314 or click the button to register yourself

We’ve got a team of experienced counsellors who can provide the emotional support you need.

Counselling is a process to help you to deal with thoughts and feelings which are making you feel low or depressed.

It’s not right for a crisis situation – if you feel at crisis point you should speak to your local crisis team (you can get their number from 111) or the Samaritans (116 123)

Our appointments last 50 minutes and cost £40* per session. Payment will be taken in advance through NetPay. If you think that 50 minutes is too long for you we can offer a 25 minute session for £25 after your initial consultation.

To book either of these sessions please use the link below or call us on 0191 4661314

If we aren't available to take  your call, please leave a message on our secure voicemail and we will call you back as soon as possible.

*we sometimes have pots of funding which allows us to provide counselling free of charge to individuals who can't afford to pay for counselling. If you want to find out if you can access counselling free of charge give us a call on 0191 4661314 or email

There is no such thing as a trivial problem

If something is affecting your mental health, addressing it early can really help you to move forward in a more positive way.

  • Our counselling is totally confidential and we aim to get your first appointment within a week
  • Our counsellors offer a wide range of counselling techniques, and we have counsellors who work with anyone aged 4+
  • We recognise the importance of feeling comfortable with your counsellor – at NECS you don't just get the next available counsellor, or are stuck with seeing one person. We've got over 50 counsellors in our team, and we’ll match you with the counsellor with the exact expertise to help you through your issues
  • We can provide counselling via Zoom or telephone so you can access the service where ever you are in the UK

Your first appointment within a week

We know that waiting for months to see a counsellor can make the situation worse, which is why we provide a wide range of appointments so that we can generally get you support within a week. Appointments are available up until 8pm in the evening and at weekends too.

To book an appointment email us or call 0191 466 1314 or click the button to register yourself

How do I know counselling will help me?

Assessment first

The reason we always carry out an assessment is that counselling isn't for everyone.  Sometimes you aren't in the right headspace for counselling to help.  Sometimes it's just not the right time.  Sometimes it's other support you need rather than counselling.

Our counsellor carrying out the assessment will help you decide the best next steps for you - and if it's not counselling they will signpost you in the right direction.

Because of our approach we are very proud that:

• 93% 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-judgemental environment.

Counsellors won't give you advice or tell you what to do, but they will let you explore what you want and think about how you can change things to allow you to be happy.

To book an appointment email us or call 0191 466 1314 or click the button to register yourself
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