North East Couples Counselling Service
Helping couples to move forward with new perspective, greater understanding and positive change.
The emotions you might be feeling right now are not uncommon. But they can be overwhelming, destructive and upsetting. Reaching out for support is a positive step towards overcoming your relationship breakdown together.
Our relationship counselling
Maybe you feel communication has broken down, or there is no trust in your relationship. Maybe you are struggling to be heard. You might be trying to make sense of a change in your family unit, depression, or a loss of sexual desire. At North East Couples Counselling, we help you develop a healthy, positive relationship by exploring and challenging your individual perspectives, as well as the destructive behavioural patterns that cause resentment and unhappiness within your relationship.
We believe in helping you identify the root cause of your difficulties and work with you, as a couple, to facilitate change - whether that means moving forward as a couple, individually or separately.
As fully trained counsellors with a combined experience of over 40 years working with couples through Relate, the NHS, the Prison Service and other agencies, we offer constructive support to any relationship – regardless of gender or sexual orientation.
We also offer specialist psychosexual counselling for individuals or couples experiencing problems in their sexual relations. We focus on physical, emotional and psychological issues, providing help and support with all aspects of psychosexual problems - from loss of sexual desire and erectile dysfunction to sexual offending and addictions.
Counselling for depression and anxiety
If you’re experiencing emotional or physical problems related to depression and anxiety, we are here for you. Our approach is positive and effective - we listen, we understand and we offer a way forward. We’ll help you to explore why you are experiencing these feelings and aim to give you practical tools to manage or overcome your depression or anxiety.
Many of our clients with psychosexual problems, depression and anxiety, refer themselves. However clients do sometimes come to us through Talking Therapies or other agencies. We offer help and support both individuals and couples.
What to expect
Because every couple is different, we always begin with an initial assessment. It helps us to understand your relationship’s dynamics and the context of the issues you’re experiencing. It’s important to remember that we are impartial. Our role is to listen and to challenge your thinking with effective theory and practical tools that enable you to release destructive, fixed perspectives and make real progress.
Couples counselling can be an emotional journey. But it’s also a positive one that can offer immense relief. You’ll gain new perspective, a greater understanding of each other and a renewed confidence in your future. It’s a constructive, safe process that helps you to make sense of the way you’re feeling and work through an action plan to embrace positive change. We believe in healthy relationships but of course there maybe occasions when the way forward is to separate. In these instances we will work with you to manage this difficult time.
Our areas of expertise
We have developed specialist expertise to deal with all aspects of couples counselling, including:
Affairs (both historic and current)
Empty nest (children leaving home)
Step family/blended family issues
Relationships between parents and children
Loss of sexual desire
We are also qualified to use the ‘rewind technique’, as described by the International Association for Rewind Trauma Therapy, and are fully trained to deliver short term intervention to couples and individuals where there is a diagnosis of depression.
Where we work
At present due to the current Coronavirus situation. We can only provide an effective counselling service by offering support to clients all over world, using Zoom/Skype/Telephone or online whichever is your preference.
£60 per 55-minute session for individuals
£65 per 55-minute session for couples and psychosexual therapy
(Payment by BACS, 24 hours in advance )
Trine has worked with Relate as a couples counsellor for over 17 years and is our Generic Relationship Therapist. She has helped hundreds of clients across the UK to embrace positive change and compromise within their relationships. She has an MA in Human Resource Management and Industrial relations and a general certificate in relationship counselling (Relate).
Julie has worked with Relate and the NHS (in both hospital and GP settings) for over 25 years and is our specialist Psychosexual Therapist. She has an MA in Relationship Therapy and a Post Graduate Diploma in Psychosexual Therapy and a Diploma in Casework Supervision.
For enquiries specifically relating to psychosexual therapy, sexual addictions and sexual offending please contact 07801 509465
For all other enquiries, please contact 07825 688485 in the first instance or email us at NECCS19@gmail.com
Following an initial face-to-face session, it may be possible to offer online/skype or telephone counselling sessions.
Training, qualifications & experience
Our Generic Relationship Therapist has an MA in Human Resource Management and Industrial relations + a general certificate in relationship counselling (Relate).
Our Psychosexual Therapist has an MA in Relationship Therapy and a Post Graduate Diploma in Psychosexual Therapy + a Diploma in Casework Supervision.
Member organisations *
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists
COSRT is the UK’s leading membership organisation for therapists specialising in sexual and relationship issues.
All members must abide by their Code of Ethics and the performance of accredited members is regularly monitored.
Areas of counselling we deal with
£60.00 per 55 minute session for individuals.
£65.00 per 55 minute session for couples and psychosexual therapy.
Payment by BACS 24 hours in advance or cash at the time of appointment
Please note for enquiries specifically relating to psychosexual therapy, sexual addictions and sexual offending please contact 07801 509465
For all other enquiries please contact 07825 688485 in the first instance or email us at NECCS19@gmail.com
Following an initial face to face session it may be possible to offer online/skype or telephone counselling sessions.