I.M.P.A.C.T Northeast provides early intervention services and are a bespoke Counselling, Family Support and Training enterprise business which is driven by local and wider community needs. We were initially set up to fill a gap in provision for people who were unable to get support due to not reaching threshold for statutory services or found that long waiting lists meant that they could not access support when the issue arose. However, with half of lifetime mental illness starting by the age of 14 we wanted to provide support to all ages at the point of need.
We offer a variety of therapeutic services which we provide from our head office in Sunderland as well as within schools and organisations across the North East. These include;
Private 1 to 1 Counselling for children, young people and adults.
Our counselling service is provided for individuals 4+ and uses a mixture of play therapy, talking therapies and intervention based modalities. The service provided is dependant on the needs of the individual being supported.
Schools and organisation packages
These are provided on a bespoke basis, and tailored to the needs of the specific service. However, can include; counselling, intervention work, drop-ins, workshops, group work, staff and parent workshops and multi-agency working.
Friends resilience groups
Friends programmes use approaches drawn from Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and the Positive psychology movement. They teach participants how to recognise and cope with their feelings and help increase social, emotional and psychological wellbeing alongside increasing resilience and levels of coping.
Bespoke Workshops and Training
We offer a variety of training programmes and workshops for individuals, schools or organisations. All our programmes are based on psycho- emotional- education aim to give participants the tools to help themselves and others improve their wellbeing. They are bespoke and tailored to specific needs of the group taking part.
Each group is based around a specific issue and ran by a team of volunteers who have lived experience of mental health.
Training, qualifications & experience
All of our qualified counselling staff are fully qualified to a minimum level 5 and are insured and members of a professional body e.g. BACP. Counselling trainees and tutors who facilitate workshops and training are qualified to a minimum level 4. All staff have their skills and training evaluated and updated on a regular basis to ensure they are competent with the client group and issue they are working with.
Our more experienced counsellors have up to 6 years as practicing therapists and have worked for a variety of organisations and services across a wide range of organisations and areas and have experience of multi-agency working.
All staff have a specialist area and have a vast amount of experience of working with children, young people and adults in a variety of settings and have supported individuals with a wide range of issue including; anxiety, trauma, bereavement, abuse, depression or complex issues.
Member organisations *
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)
BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).
Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.
Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.
All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.
Areas of counselling we deal with
Other areas of counselling we deal with
Supporting Children in Care
From £2.00 to £75.00
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session
Concessions offered for
We offer private one to one counselling for children, adults and young people for £40 per session.
Schools and organisations
We have a wide range of cost-effective services available, most of which come with added value. For prices of our packages and bundles for organisations or schools, please get in touch.
Friends resilience programmes
There is a cost of £50 to attend this programme. This includes registration, parent guardian session, e-book and follow up refresher session.
For further information and prices please contact us as costs vary dependant on need.
When we work
Opening hours are 9-5 Monday to Friday with limited availability some evenings or Saturdays.If when contacting us we are not available, please leave a message and we will reply within 24hrs.
All staff hold a current DBS check and undergo regular training.
All staff have regular supervision to ensure work is being carried out ethically and efficiently.