Here at Seaham Harbour Counselling Services we understand that Christmas can be a very difficult time of year.
As we are always looking for ways to help our clients we have decided to open throughout the Christmas period, including Christmas Day. We are offering this service at our usual rates. Just book 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.
We are in Spectrum Business Park which is less than two minutes from the A19 along the A182 and less than a minute from Seaham. Turn off at the Noses Point roundabout into Spectrum Business Park, take the first left and our carpark is on your left.
There is ample free parking directly in front of our building. There are reserved bays close to the reception area for anyone with mobility issues
There’s a range of buses that run on a regular timetable to and from Spectrum Business Park.
X7 and 60 bus service (Go North East)
The X7 and 60 runs to and from Sunderland every 10 minutes to Seaham Interchange. The X7 stops at Spectrum Business Park and the 60 stops immediately North of Spectrum.
202 (Go North East)
The 202 links with the Seaham Interchange and Houghton Le Spring to the North, where connecting services go through to Newcastle and Durham. The southern leg of the 202 is to Peterlee with further connections to Newcastle, but also to Hartlepool and Middlesbrough. The 202 service passes through Spectrum every hour.
The X21 service runs to and from Darlington, Peterlee, through Spectrum Business Park and onto Sunderland.
X6 (Go North East)
The X6 bus service runs to and from Sunderland, Seaham, Spectrum Business Park, Dalton Park, East Durham College, Peterlee Bus Station, Horden, Blackhall to Hartlepool.
Please feel free to contact us if you need any more information. We will not answer a phonecall if we have a client present as we dont think that's fair to them, so it's best to email and we will get in touch as soon as we can.
We welcome enquires from individuals or corporate clients and are happy to discuss your requirements and how we can help.
EDBS Novus Seaham, Room 10, Spectrum Business Park, Seaham, Durham, England, United Kingdom. SR7 7TT.
15:00 – 19:00
We have produced an information pack for you to download. It tells you about us, what we offer and where we are. It gives you a little more information about what counselling is and how it can help.
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.