If you are struggling with any mental health issues, for whatever reason, we are here to help you.


“I felt validated and was never judged and was given many coping strategies along with delving into my past which helped current issues and gave me closure”


Our counsellors are trained in many modalities, and will help create a plan to best suit the individual. These can include;

  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (TF-CBT)
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Art & Play Therapy
  • Integrative methods, such as sand tray, story & metaphor narrative therapy
  • Minecraft Therapy
  • Clay Field Therapy


“This charity is so good, I was referred into the charity for something I experienced but they have since helped me with other challenges I have been faced with. I don’t know where I would be without the constant support I get from Children North East”


Services we are currently offering;

One-to-One Counselling

Our 1-2-1 counselling service are there for 9 to 18 year olds, providing support with a range of mental health challenges.

Support for Victims of Crime

We offer a counselling service for young victims of crime (aged 5 – 18) such as domestic abuse or hate crime, supporting recovery from the experience.

SAFE: Support for victims of sexual abuse 

The SAFE programme provides therapeutic support to young victims of sexual abuse (aged 4 – 18) and their families, helping them process their trauma.

Little Minds in Mind

A parent-infant service to help you and your baby (up to two years old) develop a healthy relationship, and strengthen bonding and attachment.


A programme for 11-25 year olds who have recently found out they’re neurodivergent or are waiting for a diagnosis, to learn about what it means to be neurodivergent and talk about their shared experiences.


“We have finished the course, and our family is now in a much stronger position to cope with the situation with successful outcomes for each member of our family.”


Please note, we are only able to offer counselling through NHS referral. Referrals can be made via the Single Point of Access (NHS) on 0303 123 1147.

Self-referrals for Support for Victims of Crime and SAFE can be made through our online form here.


If you are experiencing a mental health crisis or emergency, you can get immediate support from the NHS Mental Health Helpline on 0800 652 2861. Or, if you would like to speak to someone confidentially, call 116 123 to talk to Samaritans.


If you would like to discuss any of the above, or need more information please contact our team on 0191 273 3997 or via email [email protected].