NECS has been providing counselling since 2006 across the North East. Over the years we have expanded the work we do. We now deliver counselling to children aged 4+, individual adults and couples. We also provide a mixture of face to face, zoom and telephone counselling.
Our vision is to create a world where counselling is affordable and accessible to anyone who needs it.
We aim to provide the highest quality counselling to all of our clients. We recognise that our clinical team is at the heart of what we do. Our clinical team is always developing - either by bringing in counsellors with particular experience, or giving newly trained counsellors an opportunity to develop their skills.
There are a range of ways you can become a clinician at NECS.
Because of the impact of the pandemic and lock-down, we have taken the difficult decision not to offer placements for the year 2021/22. This will enable us to ensure that those people who secured a placement last year can complete their 100 hours.
Please don't send any CV's for placements for this year or any speculative requests for 2022/23. All CV's will be deleted and not kept on file.
We will put instructions for placement applications on our website next year.
NECS recognise that a career as a counsellor isn't easy. We want to help newly qualified counsellors and those who have been out of counselling for a while to build their confidence and start on their career path.
We welcome applications from counsellors who have completed their level 5 counselling qualification and their 100 hours placement. We want to help counsellors to take their counselling to the next level. This opportunity would be a 50 hour supervised placement.
You will not be paid for the counselling sessions you deliver on placement, but your supervision will be provided free of charge and we will provide clients and accommodation. Our aim is to give you the confidence to complete assessment appointments once your placement is complete.
After completion of this placement you will be eligible to apply for a position as a sessional counsellor with NECS.
If you are interested in a placement as an experienced counsellor you can apply at any time.
As our business grows, we will sometimes have the need to work with counsellors who can deliver counselling sessions on our behalf. If you are a self-employed experienced counsellor looking for some extra counselling hours, we may be able to help.
Current specialities we are looking for include:
- Children and young people's counselling
- Working with trauma
- Bereavement counselling
- Couples counselling
This is not an exhaustive list, so please get in touch if you have any questions.
We are keen to hear from counsellors who have a range of skills, can provide current references and are willing to deliver counselling outside of normal office hours, including weekends.
Our sessional counsellors are self-employed and are paid £20/hour. We provide free supervision for the NECS clients you work with, accommodation and clients. We work with a client management database for our appointments and to keep our client data secure, so you must be comfortable working in this way.
Being an associate counsellor with NECS also allows you to apply for any contract counselling opportunities that arise.
If you would like to have a chat about the opportunities we have call 0191 4661314.
We have a number of contract counselling roles available - find out more here
We are always keen to hear from experienced supervisors who would like to provide supervision for NECS counsellors.
We are particularly keen to work with supervisors who are experienced children's and couples counselling supervisors.
If you are interested in a being a sessional supervisor you can apply at any time.
If you are a private counsellor who would like to access supervision with NECS please contact email@example.com stating what kind of supervision you need and when you need it and we will contact you to give you a price