Counselling Services 

Newcastle – North Tyneside 

North East counselling services

Affordable Counselling Services for the North East Online, Phone or In-house 

Counselling is a form of support that enables the development of greater personal resilience. Our counselling services focus on using your strengths to develop new strategies for finding solutions to difficulties. We specialise in a wide range of needs, including anxiety and depression, relationship difficulties, and more. Our team of volunteer and paid counsellors provide low-cost counselling services.

Talking Therapies 

Psychotherapy for Deep and Long-Lasting Change. Psychotherapy is a talking therapy that helps make deep and long-lasting changes. By looking at both current circumstances and past situations, we can identify patterns and preferences that take charge of our lives. This heightened understanding helps change these patterns and rediscover lost or overlooked parts of ourselves.

Which Talking Therapy is Right for Me?

If you are unsure about choosing between counselling and psychotherapy, we can help you talk it through and make a decision. We believe it is usually better to start small and progress from there. Our counsellors are members of BACP or UKCP and are experts in various areas such as anxiety counselling, PTSD, depression counselling, anger management, abuse counselling, bereavement and grief counselling, stress management, and low self-esteem.

1-1 and Online Counselling Sessions

We offer 1-1 and online counselling sessions. If you can commit to attending scheduled sessions, please apply. Non-attendance at scheduled sessions reduces the availability of sessions for our members and has a cost to the charity. If you miss a session without letting us know, you will be removed.

Cost of the Service

Anxious Minds runs a low-cost counselling service with a cost of £25 per session. We encourage you to discuss your counselling needs with your GP first if you feel able to do so. Your GP can refer you to a range of general and specialist mental health services, so talking openly with your GP may help you access the right service the first time around.

Contact Us Counselling is accessed by an internal referral system. Please speak to a member of our staff who can help you with this. Give us a call and the Counselling Coordinator will discuss this with you when we can allocate you to a counsellor.

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Face to Face Counselling

The counsellor sees the client in a confidential setting, such as our base in Blyth and Wallsend or our outreach venues across the North East

Telephone Counselling

The counsellor arranges a telephone counselling appointment, at a convenient time, and the counselling session takes place over the phone.  Which means the client can access the service from their home or work.

Group Counselling

People with similar problems and experiences come together in a private and confidential setting with a trained counsellor. Everyone in the group talks and listens to each other and works through their problems as a collective.

Counselling can help with:

  • Abortion
  • Abuse
    • Domestic Violence
    • Emotional Abuse
    • Physical Abuse
    • Sexual Abuse
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
    • Generalised anxiety disorder
    • Panic Disorder
    • Phobias
  • Attachment Issues
  • Bereavement
  • Body Image
  • Bullying
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Depression
    • Feeling sad
    • Postnatal depression
    • Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
  • Gender Dysphoria
  • Loneliness
  • Low self-confidence
  • Low self-esteem
  • Miscarriage
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
    • Hoarding
  • Paranoia
  • Passive Aggressive Behaviour
  • Post-Traumatic Stress
  • Pregnancy and Birth
  • Psychosexual problems
  • Relationship issues
    • Affairs and betrayals
    • Family issues
    • Separation and divorce
  • Self-Harm
  • Sex Problems
  • Sexuality
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Thoughts
  • Trauma
  • Work-related stress

Multi -Award-Winning Counselling Services

Anxious Minds have been delivering counselling services for over nine years. Our services are not funded so we rely on donations to fund the centre and services supporting around 250 people a week.

We take referrals from all local GPs’ Mental Health and Crisis Teams, Veteran’s Mental Health Services, and other Charities. The service has been the highest-rated service on Healthwatch, and had an external validation completed in 2020, with funding provided by the Association of Mental Health Providers scoring 98% with a grade of ‘OUTSTANDING’. More than 95% of our referrals are seen within two weeks making our provision accessible when needed most.

The project has won the Leading Mental Health Support Services of the Year for the last two years.  UK Enterprise Awards.