NECS North East Counsellors Services Newcastle Gateshead

North East Counselling Services provide a high quality counselling services by maintaining a team of counsellors who provide services under the NECS name.  We provide supervision to all of our counsellors to ensure we are maintaining the quality of service our clients expect.

We recruit new counsellors or supervisors to NECS as follows:

Placement counsellors

  • We provide placements to between 6 and 12 trainee counsellors every year.  The recruitment process starts in January/February when we visit all of the local colleges to give students information about NECS
  • We hold a familiarisation day in March where we invite everyone who has applied for a placement to get to know more about them and start to make our selection
  • Interviews for short listed trainees take place in April or early May

Probationary counsellors

  • If you are a newly qualified counsellor, or are looking to come back to counselling after a break, we can provide the support you need to build up your practice
  • If you are a qualified counsellor who is looking to maintain their professional competency by offering unpaid hours then we can also help
  • We will provide you with clients and supervision to deliver 50 clinical hours so that we can understand where your competencies lie
  • Once you have completed this placement period, you will be able to apply to become a sessional counsellor
  • To find out more about becoming a probationary counsellor email your CV to with details of your availability and experience
  • We welcome counsellors who can provide counselling to a wide range of people

Sessional counsellors

  • Depending on the demand and need of the business we recruit sessional counsellors based on experience and skills
  • Sessional counsellors are self-employed and invoice NECS on a monthly basis
  • We recruit counsellors to work with children aged 4+ who are Place2Be trained

If you are interested in becoming a sessional counsellor please send your details to


  • If you are a supervisor looking to provide supervision for NECS counsellors please send your details to stating what your experience is and your availability to provide supervision
  • Supervisors will be self-employed invoicing NECS on a monthly basis

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

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