Sunderland Mind’s Counselling Service has been well-established for over 10 years.  We provide counselling in more than 20 GP surgeries across the city as well as in our Wellbeing Hub.

In order to access our counselling service, we do prefer self referrals however  you do need to be registered at a GP that we are contracted to cover. There are a few ways you can do this, but the easiest way is to give us a call on 0191 5657218 and ask to self-refer.

When you self-refer, you’ll be asked for some details about yourself before you are booked in for an initial assessment. You can also be referred by another organisation such as your GP, or by another agency such as a voluntary or community organisations.

Our sessions are set in a comfortable environment where you can off-load in a one-to-one session.  Our counsellors are BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) lead and work in a non-judgmental way, offering safe and confidential sessions where you can be your true self and overcome your issues.

You will be provided a counselling contract upon starting your first session, where it is outlined that our service typically offers 6 sessions or more depending on your needs.

We can support you through a range of issues including anxiety, depression, stress, family and relationships, bereavement, abuse and more.

If you have any questions regarding our counselling services please send them directly to our Counselling Co-ordinator Jean Walker via