Our Counselling Service has been well-established for over 10 years. We offer support from our Wellbeing Hub to those struggling from a range of issues including anxiety, depression, stress, family and relationships, bereavement, abuse, eating disorders etc. This is currently done via telephone.

The term ‘Counselling’ is sometimes used to refer to Talking Therapy. This gives you the opportunity to talk about any experiences or events that have been affecting your thoughts and the way you feel.

In order to access our counselling service, you can self-refer to us by contacting 0191 565 7218 from Monday – Thursday 10am – 4pm and Friday 9am-1pm. You can also complete and email our Counselling Self-Referral Form to

You can also self refer directly to Sunderland Psychological Wellbeing Service on 0191 566 5454 between the hours of 9am-5pm, Monday to Friday. Their online self-referral form can be found here.

Our service typically offers 6 sessions, but this can increase depending on your needs. You will be provided with a counselling contract upon starting your first session detailing this.

If you have any questions regarding our counselling service please contact our Counselling Co-ordinator Jean Walker via or 0191 565 7218