The service was good, but waiting time is too long. If someone has no other resources or is feeling very low, this can be extremely difficult to cope with.

My counsellor’s method of explaining my delusions to me & teaching me how to recognise my paranoias and how to cope with them calmly.

The sessions helped me to look at things in a different way. Also it helped to release pressure out of my chest.

Felt like a private, secure space to explore issues outside of the mental health system.

I have been able to identify skills to help me deal with issues in my life.

I found NEECS to be a great, friendly user-focused service & I’m appreciative of the accessibility to people on low incomes.

It came at just the right time and saved me from having to use medication.

I was feeling on a meltdown, now I feel I’m in a calmer state. It’s progress.

I've applied for long term counselling. I feel that I have just begun but I'm proud of progress so far.

We offer an initial assessment appointment, followed by 7 counselling sessions, on the same day and time each week. We are unable to say how long you will have to wait for an appointment, but we will offer an appointment as soon as possible within your stated availability to attend.

At your initial Assessment appointment, you will be given the opportunity to:

  • Talk about what has brought you to counselling;
  • Hear about what counselling could offer you;
  • Decide, together with your counsellor, that counselling is suitable for you.

After you have been referred by your GP, please complete the self-referral form to the right.

By providing NEECS with your details, we consider this as confirmation that you agree to us using them to provide you with the service requested. NEECS will only ever use your details for this purpose.  All NEECS staff comply with NEECS' Privacy/Confidentiality Requirements.

If you need to call us, we can be reached on 07498 520 377. If you are low on credit, let us know and we can call you back.