Each of us at some stage in our life will face difficult events or experience painful emotions which can interfere with our daily lives.
Counselling provides an opportunity to share and clarify your thoughts and feelings in private and confidence. Counsellors are trained in how to listen and are there to enable your personal growth.
Talking to a counsellor can help you to reach your own decisions and find effective ways of managing your life and relationships. Doing counselling can also lead you to a deeper understanding of yourself.
Counselling in your area
There are lots of services and organisations that offer counselling.
Some services that offer counselling depend on where you live and some are organised around specific issues or topics. To find a counsellor in your area see below to see what is available.
Newcastle & North Tyneside
Tyneside Women's Health (Newcastle Office Part Time)
Wilfred Street, Byker, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE6 1JQ
Tyneside Women's Health provide free counselling to women in Tyneside.
Call the main office and you will be given the date for the next welcome session, a short meeting where we explain what our service is about.
Following that you will have a 1:1 appointment to see if our counselling service is the right fit for you.
Tyneside Rape Crisis Centre
PO Box 1320, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear. NE99 5DX
Tyneside Rape Crisis Centre is a free and confidential service for women aged 16 and over who have experienced adult rape/sexual assault or childhood sexual abuse who live, work or study in Tyneside (Gateshead, Newcastle upon Tyne, North Tyneside or South Tyneside).
Counselling is offered from the main base in Newcastle City Centre and on an outreach base in South Shields. For further information contact the centre.
Call the helpline on 0800 035 2794 Tues, Wed & Thurs 6pm - 8.30pm. Support is available on the helpline on Thursday in Hindi, Punjabi and Urdu.
Referrals are taken direct from women and from professionals, family members or friends calling on their behalf and with their permission.
On referral, details will be passed to a counsellor who will contact you to arrange a pre-visit with us.
Relate Northumberland and Tyneside
3rd Floor, Mea House, Ellison Place, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear. NE1 8XS
Relate N&T offers counselling for individuals, couples, families and young people who are lesbian or bisexual.
It cost Relate N&T £45 to offer a session. We will ask you to contribute £45 or whatever you can afford towards the cost. The amount you contribute will not affect the service you receive. No one is ever turned away on the basis of their ability to contribute.
Anyone can phone and book an appointment on the number above 9am-8.30pm Mon -Thurs, 9am-5pm Fri or by email.
You don’t need a referral.
Northern Guild for Psychotherapy and Counselling
83 Jesmond Road, Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne.
Northern Guild for Psychotherapy and Counselling support clients from Newcastle upon Tyne, Durham and wider Tyne and Wear and Northumberland.
We offer private Counselling and psychotherapy for adults and children. We provide individual, couple and group work options with UKCP registered psychotherapists and Counsellors.
Fees range from £38 to £53 per session. A low cost service is offered at £21.50 per session available to adults on a low income who are available in the daytime. Also to children in low income families
You can self-refer to the service, just ring the number above and ask to be connected with an assessment therapist who will ring you back at a convenient time, to arrange an appointment. This will usually be available immediately. Once assessed, an appropriate therapist is identified together with you and an appointment can be made for the following week.
All enquiries are absolutely confidential.