NECS North East Employers Counselling Services Newcastle Gateshead

At times key staff may encounter issues whether work related or even outside of work which can have a significant impact on your business.

We provide tailored counselling interventions for each individual’s unique need, always matching the most appropriate counsellor. Referrals are made to us directly from Jobcentre Plus staff to help you back into work, training or education. Service provision takes place in North East Counselling Services counselling rooms and from a variety of outreach venues across the boroughs of Gateshead and South Tyneside.

Common issues we regularly identify include:

  • Anxiety
  • Bereavement
  • Carer Responsibilities
  • Childhood Issues
  • Depression
  • Health Issues
  • Isolation
  • Low Confidence
  • Low Self Esteem
  • Stress


“I appreciate the support that North East Counselling Services has given me. I really needed to speak to someone about how I felt as I wasn’t speaking to anyone at all and felt very isolated.”

This project is commissioned by Jobcentre Plus

Common workplace related problems include anxiety, pressure, stress, bullying, isolation, low self-esteem, absenteeism, drug and alcohol misuse. We can support your employees with preventative workshops and one to one trauma therapy if need be. We can provide tools and techniques to help improve their mental health and psychological wellbeing, offer individual support if they are feeling stressed or depressed and can work with your team if the worst happens and an incident occurs.

Support for Managers and Employees

If your staff are dealing with difficult clients or work colleagues on a regular basis or are working with people who are bringing examples of distressing situations, then this service would be useful for you. We can work with individual employees to give them intensive support or through group work so that they learn to help each other effectively.

Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

Most professions and occupations require us to keep our knowledge and skills up to date which means we are constantly learning new information and practices. We can help your employees to develop better communications skills, understand themselves, how to work better in teams, how to deal with difficult clients and work with people more effectively. We can tailor the CPD to meet your organisational requirements.


Coaching is a different process to counselling in that it helps your employees to identify what they want to achieve and plan how to get there. It is solution focused and avoids looking at how you have got to where you are now – but where you want to get to in the future. It identifies gaps in your employees’ knowledge, skills and certain aspects of their behaviour which may be holding them back or detracting from the effective team working and relationships in the workplace.

Self-employment training

Starting your own business can be exciting yet daunting and baffling – our trainers will give you all of the information you need to make a success of managing your business and get it right first time. Our self-employment workshops can provide you with the information and advice you need and will cover areas such as Tax and National Insurance, who to contact including HMRC, what legal structure to choose, managing and raising finance, marketing and promotions, the benefits of a business plan and much more. We also provide self-employment training specifically for counsellors who are setting up their own practice. We can provide telephone support as required and deliver counselling at locations to suit you. All you pay for is the time your employees use – we don’t charge a monthly fee.

We can provide counselling, coaching and other services from our premises in central Gateshead, Gosforth in Newcastle or at your workplace. If you require further information please contact our Business Development Manager, Carol Walker, to arrange a free appointment to discuss your requirements


NECS Works are passionate about supporting people to improve their mental well-being.

Our workshops can help your staff improve their resilience, provide them with hints and tips on how to manage low levels of stress and how to deal with particular issues.

NECS Works run a rolling programme of workshops providing a cost effective way to increase the well-being of your staff and managers. We also deliver bespoke workshops for all businesses dependent upon your specific need. We’ve worked with companies when staff are facing change or a difficult situation like redundancy, bereavement and trauma.


Helping business owners improve workforce productivity

Do you have staff that are unusually off-hand with customers or create conflicts with colleagues? Do you identify these issues as barriers to your success?

We’re here to help you deal with the people problems that consume your time, 92% of our customers say we’ve helped them. Invest in your people, nurture your talent and build a thriving business with our bespoke solutions. For a free consultation call NECS Works, we cover businesses and organisations based in and around Gateshead, Newcastle, South Tyneside, North Tyneside, Sunderland and Durham.

NECS Works – 98% of customers recommend us. A proven authority on people problems we offer an exclusive service to business owners and staff. We deliver employee counselling, staff facilitation, mental health training, well-being workshops, group work, staff and manager supervision and coaching. We have a diverse spectrum of qualified professionals ready to help address whatever issues are affecting your workforce productivity including stress, depression, bereavement.

NECS Works for you, for a free consultation call NECS Works

All enquiries are welcome

To find out more call (0191) 466 1314