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Northumberland Counselling Services

Northumberland Counselling Services 


Northumberland Counselling Services

Bereavement Support Group

Our bereavement support group is facilitated by two experienced Bereavement Counsellors and runs weekly for six weeks. We have no more than ten attendees, so the group is small. When the group starts, everyone is new to the group and so everyone is in the same boat.

It is also a closed group, so nobody new joins after we have started. The group can provide you with support and the opportunity to meet others who are going through a similar experience which can be a great comfort.

The group is a safe, confidential space to explore the following topics:

  • Physical and Emotional Effects
  • Looking after yourself
  • Loneliness
  • Managing Difficult Emotions
  • Remembering and Holidays
  • Finding Meaning and Moving on

If you would like to attend the group or more information, please call us on 01670 946 188 or email We will offer you an opportunity to attend an individual assessment to find out if the group is the best option for you or you can just come along to our centre in Wallsend for a chat.

Affordable Counselling Services for the Northumberland 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.

Northumberland 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 Northumberland Counselling 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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telephone counselling
video counselling

Face to Face Counselling

Telephone Counselling

Video 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.

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.

The counsellor arranges a video appointment and the counselling session takes place face to face over the internet using Zoom. Please note you must have the software installed and have a camera on your computer or laptop.

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.