Counselling offers you a safe place to come and talk.  The counsellor helps you explore and understand your feelings and difficulties without judging you. They listen and support you to make your own decisions, so you can begin to make changes to move towards feeling and coping better.  

NEECS has trained counsellors experienced in working with clients on many issues affecting mental well-being, for example:

  • Feelings of anxiety, depression, anger
  • Feelings of worthlessness and loneliness
  • Difficulties with relationships, family and parenting
  • Difficulties following a loss, bereavement or change
  • Upset about things from the past
  • Struggling with difficult issues / circumstances, which may put you at risk of harm
  • Living with  long-term mental health issues yourself or as a carer

The NEECS Code of Practice follows the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy Ethical Framework.  NEECS is an organisational member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy and the Confederation of Scottish Counselling Agencies.  (For further information, please follow the links to COSCA and BACP).

  • Before applying to join a service waiting list please check your availability to attend the counselling appointments matches NEECS ability to provide them.

  • NEECS only offers counselling at certain times: Please refer to the homepage to see when these times are. Thank you.

  • We are unable to advise how long you will have to wait for an initial appointment with us however please be assured we will offer you an appointment when we can. 

  • Once you have attended your initial assessment your following counselling appointments will be at the same time and on the same day each week, with each session lasting up to an hour.

  •  If you require counselling outise of the above times please refer to the Directory to your left or email us via the get in touch link for a more extensive list of resources

NEECS runs on limited grants and was developed to provide a professional service for people who may not be able to meet the cost of private therapy services.  Sessions can be free of charge or clients may contribute voluntarily towards the cost.  Clients will discuss with their counsellor what will suit their situation.  If you wish more information on the contributions policy please email us by clicking the contact us link

By providing details on your self-referral form we consider this as confirmation you agree to us using these details to provide you with the service requested. NEECS will only ever use your details for this purpose alone.  All NEECS staff comply with NEECS Confidentiality Requirements.