Employment of clinical staff

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
  • To apply for a placement email your CV and a covering letter to recruitment@necounselling.org.uk

Probationary counsellors

  • We provide a 6 month assessment process for recently qualified counsellors who want to become sessional counsellors with NECS
  • We can also provide non-paid positions for qualified counsellors who want to maintain their professional competence
  • We will provide you with clients and supervision so that we can understand where your competencies are and to ensure you are providing the quality of counselling NECS require
  • Once you have completed this voluntary period, we will discuss sessional work with you
  • To find out more about becoming a probationary counsellor email your CV to recruitment@necounselling.org.uk with details of your availability and experience

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 Place to be trained

If you are interested in becoming a sessional counsellor please send your details to recruitment@necounselling.org.uk


  • If you are a supervisor looking to provide supervision for NECS counsellors please send your details to recruitment@necounselling.org.uk starting 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 info@necounselling.org.uk 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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