We have carefully arranged our counselling space to ensure we comply with social distancing. We provide the option of free face masks and the use of sanitizer to our clients.
Our counselling space has an exclusive door providing you with safety and privacy by enabling you to bypass reception and corridors.
We understand that these difficult times can cause stress and anxiety. In order to provide help and support we are offering a free telephone consultation to anyone self-isolating due to the Coronavirus. This is a free service without any obligation to make future appointments. We believe we are the only Counselling Service offering this. In order to help as many people as possible we are limiting this to one session per person. We will provide a free handout which you can either download or have emailed to you. Please book your session using the Coronavirus link below.
Seaham Harbour Counselling Services understand that Public Holidays can be a difficult time.
To provide a better service to you we are available holidays, including Christmas Day.
We offer this service at our usual rates, including, where applicable, our free initial consultation.
Book your session as usual.
Our Counsellor is qualified to Degree level ensuring a very high standard of service and is highly experienced . This enables us to work with you in order to offer effective counselling tailored specifically for your requirements.
We treat a number of mental health conditions, and provide an accessible, neutral, safe, confidential and comfortable environment.
We take the information you share, and therefore the trust you place in us, very seriously and handle it with the utmost care. In order to ensure it is safe we have registered with the Information Commissioner's Office who ensure that it is handled in accordance with legal requirements.
All our staff are DBS checked so you can be certain that you are in safe hands.
Our focus is to help you become aware of your inner strengths. We achieve this by providing a confidential, safe space, listening to your concerns, and working with you to devise and deliver a treatment plan that's right for you.
We promise to be there for you every step of your journey. Our goal is to help you identify a way through your struggles and move forward to where you want to be in your life.
Depression, fear, stress and anxiety are some of the most common, frightening and uncomfortable emotions that we can experience at some point in our lives. Through counselling and treatment, we can be there for you and are able to help you recover motivation, perspective, and joy in your life.
Many individuals can experience symptoms associated with painful and traumatic circumstances. Anxiety, fear, and hopelessness are a few emotions that can linger post traumatic events. We can help you overcome these symptoms and guide you through the process of grief and healing.
Recovery from any addiction such as alcohol, gambling, drugs, food and others can be a long and often very difficult process. It is easy to forget the emotional impact of addiction on your life and the lives of those around you.
We offer access to a range of counselling and therapy services not only to help those suffering the addiction but also to those around them.
We want you to be sure that counselling is right for you.
We offer a free initial consultation. This enables you to decide if you want to go ahead without risk or any obligation. If you decide that you aren't ready for counselling you are free to do so without any cost.
The initial session is your chance to ask any questions you may have. We are committed to an open and honest discussion regarding what you can expect from us and the various ways we can help you. The session is a confidential chat between you and the counsellor which is aimed at enabling you to agree the counselling that is right for you. Subsequent sessions are £40 each.
We don't offer 'block bookings' as we don't think you should pay for sessions you don't need. We do not believe that you should be asked to pay for a set number of sessions if you don't require them. We adhere to the principle that it is imperative that we put the needs of the client first and that we act with integrity. In order to ensure this we will never offer, or pressure you to accept, sessions if you don't need them.
We do not charge extra for evening or weekend appointments as we do not believe you should be penalised for having a busy schedule.
We offer counselling services in a safe environment that has been carefully chosen as it's accessible for all. We have a spacious, comfortable ground floor room which is suitable for anyone with mobility issues just a few metres from ample, free parking.
Face to face - We provide an accessible, comfortable and carefully designed space to enable you to attend your session with your Counsellor.
By phone - We believe that people who cannot attend the office for any reason should not be denied the opportunity for counselling.
By Skype - We offer the option of Skype to anyone unable to attend our office but would still prefer being able to see their counsellor.
We believe that we are unique in offering our clients a free catch up appointment once their paid counselling sessions have ended.
We have introduced this innovative idea to make sure our clients know that they have our additional support without charge once their traditional counselling relationship has ended.
We offer this optional opportunity to help our clients by providing a free support session if they wish to take advantage of this offer.
Please feel free to contact us if you need any more information. It's best to email or text in office hours, we will get in touch as soon as we can as we cannot guarantee answering the phone as we may be with a client.
We welcome enquires from individuals or corporate clients and are happy to discuss your requirements and how we can help.
Enterprise House, Seaham Grange Industrial Estate, Seaham, County Durham. SR7 0PS
15:00 – 19:00
We have produced information packs for you to download. The first gives you a little more information about what counselling is and how it can help.The second is our free Coronavirus Helpsheet.
We are members of the BACP and are committed to following their ethical principles.
The BACP are committed to protecting you by developing high quality, evidence-based standards of ethical practice for the counselling professions. They provide resources to support members in ethical and competent practice, and to help clients and employers to choose safe and effective practitioners.
Ethical practice is at the heart of a counselling professional's work. The Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions sets out the essential commitments to which all BACP members must agree. It provides assurance to clients, employers, agencies and peers that our members are committed professionals who practise in an ethical way.