NECS NOrth East Counselling Newcastle gateshead Children Young people

Counselling For Children and Young People


IMPORTANT NOTICE Due to such a high demand for counselling under our current funding for 9-25 year olds we have now suspended this project. Unfortunately we have needed to suspend this project and already have a waiting list which is also closed now until further notification from this website.


NECS can work with children as young as four – young children can be anxious because of conflict at home or if their parents break up. Our experienced counsellors use a wide variety of play therapy techniques to understand what is going on and help them to become more settled.

Young people are under more and more pressure these days – from exam stress, hormone changes during adolescence, peer group pressure, and deciding what to do when they leave school. Social media (eg ‘cyber-bullying’) can also cause problems with their image and confidence. We work with children and young people from the age of 4-17 to help them understand what impact various influences are having on their life and how to improve it.

If you are a parent and concerned about your child we can help. You may have identified that your son or daughter is withdrawn, feeling low and not communicating with you as normal. We have specialist counsellors who can help by putting your child at ease and helping them to talk about issues and provide solutions.

We provide children and young people’s counselling at £40 per 50-minute session from our premises in central Gateshead and in some schools. Usually, sessions take place weekly or fortnightly; on average you will need 8 -10 sessions.

To book an appointment call (0191) 466 1314

We also 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 (this project is currently closed until further notice).

The free counselling services are funded by Newcastle/Gateshead Clinical Commissioning Group. Here’s a video that demonstrates what children and young people face and how we can help:

We provide an environment where children and young people can feel safe and supported

North East Counselling Services provides specialist counselling services that focus on the needs of children and young people.

Life can be difficult at times in your childhood and teenage years.  This is because so much is changing and developing and it happens very quickly.  It can feel unpredictable.  There can be additional pressures like exams, relationships, bullying, family problems, bereavement and much more which have a significant effect on how you feel. By talking to a counsellor in total confidence, can help you understand your situation. We will help you to explore the choices you have. You will develop your own solutions, and allow you to get on with making the most of your life.

If you are a parent and concerned about your child we can help. You may have identified that your son or daughter is withdrawn, low and feel that they will not communicate with you. We have specialist counsellors that can help, they will put your child at ease and help them to talk about issues and help them to provide solutions. 

Common issues we regularly identify with children and young people include:

  • Carer Responsibilities
  • Bereavement
  • Bullying
  • Drug and alcohol issues
  • Isolation
  • Low self esteem
  • Family issues
  • Stress and anxiety

We provide free support to children and young people in Gateshead age range from 9 to 25 and we can accept referrals directly from parents, children and young people and other support networks.

If you are a Parent and have a son or daughter that would benefit from counselling and are not a resident of Gateshead we can offer private counselling to children and young people aged from 4 to 17, we charge £50 per session including VAT per 50 minute session.

We provide counselling in our counselling rooms in Gateshead Town Centre, a variety of outreach venues across the borough of Gateshead and in a limited number of schools in Gateshead. Unfortunately, we don’t do home visits.

If you would like to find out more on how we can help children and young people, or to find out if there is a counsellor available in your school, please give us a call on 0191 440 8127

Testimonials

If I was not referred for counselling I do not believe I would be in the position I am in today, beginning to feel good about myself and my future” Young person, Gateshead.

Feel good, keep safe and don’t get myself into trouble, always in school achieving my grades, stay out of trouble more positive now.” Young person, Gateshead.

Your service has proved to be invaluable and very much appreciated by the students and is a very welcome support to current school’s structures” Teacher, Gateshead.

We have come to rely on and really appreciate the excellent work your counsellor is doing with our young people” Teacher, Gateshead.

We can offer free counselling support in Gateshead to Children and Young People and their Families within in number of selected Schools. The “Improving Family Resilience” project commenced in January 2016. We would like to thank the Big Lottery for their support.

Children and Young People's Counselling. NECS can work with children as young as four – young children can be anxious because of conflict at home or if their parents break up. Our experienced counsellors use a wide variety of play therapy techniques to understand what is going on and help them to become more settled.

Young people are under more and more pressure these days – from exam stress, hormone changes during adolescence, peer group pressure, and deciding what to do when they leave school. Social media (eg ‘cyber-bullying’) can also cause problems with their image and confidence. We work with children and young people from the age of 4-17 to help them understand what impact various influences are having on their life and how to improve it.

If you are a parent and concerned about your child we can help. You may have identified that your son or daughter is withdrawn, feeling low and not communicating with you as normal. We have specialist counsellors who can help by putting your child at ease and helping them to talk about issues and provide solutions.

To book an appointment call (0191) 466 1314

We also 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 (this project is currently closed until further notice).

The free counselling services are funded by Newcastle/Gateshead Clinical Commissioning Group.