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for clinicians


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.


Placement counsellors

NECS will be taking between 3 and 5 placement counsellors in 2022.  The recruitment process will start on 1st Feb.

Please check back then for more information.

Probationary counsellors

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.

Apply to be a probationary counsellor

Associate counsellors

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 specialties 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.

We've got counselling rooms in Blaydon and Pelaw and we work in schools across Newcastle and Gateshead.  We are also keen to hear from people delivering by telephone or online.

Our sessional counsellors are self-employed and are paid £20/hour.  We provide supervision for the NECS clients you work with as detailed below:

1-7 NECS clients - 30 minutes of supervision

8-15 NECS clients - 60 minutes of supervision

16+ NECS clients - 90 minutes of supervision

If you do not work with sufficient clients to access 90 minutes of supervision free of charge, you can access the excess you need for your BACP registration at a cost of £25/hour.

We work with a client management database for our appointments and to keep our client data secure, so you must be comfortable working with IT.

Being an associate counsellor with NECS also allows you to apply for any contract counselling opportunities that arise with NECS.

If you would like to have a chat about the opportunities we have call 0191 4661314.

Apply to be an associate counsellor

Contract counsellors

We have no vacancies for contract counsellors at present.

Associate Supervisors

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.


Apply to be an associate supervisor


If you are a private counsellor who would like to access supervision with NECS please contact stating what kind of supervision you need and when you need it and we will contact you to give you a price

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

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