Offering Therapeutic Support to Children, Young People and Adults.

At New Start we contribute to the health and well being of communities by providing the tools and strategies to foster resilience.

New Starts team of expert counsellors are highly skilled practitioners who support children, young people and adults through the many issues that arise.

New Start supports clients with a genuinely caring and personalised approach. Our work in schools is specifically designed to compliment the ethos, values and context of the school.

We work closely with families, schools and services to ensure the best possible outcome.

Our skilled counsellors work with the many issues that children, young people, adults and families deal with;

  • Significant Anxiety
  • Trauma
  • Self harm
  • Significant loss (including divorce and separation)
  • Bereavement
  • Breakdown in family relationships
  • Low self esteem
  • Non School Attenders
  • Specialist support for Looked After Children
  • Domestic violence
  • Vulnerable children and young people
  • Anger
  • Physical and sexual abuse

Westcliff Primary Academy

New Start are professional service and all the feedback from our students has never been anything other than positive, all the counsellors are great at building positive relationships with young people. Our students have had real help and support when

Head Teacher – St Cuthbert’s Catholic Academy

Sarah is a strong, passionate and determined business woman, yet one that has been able to mould a business that has the personal touch as well – quite a unique situation in this day and age.

Family Learning Mentor – Strike Lane Primary School

Wow, what can we say about Sarah and her wonderful team. The service that we receive from New Start is just fantastic, all sessions with children are individually tailored to their needs and gives them the opportunity and skills to

Head Teacher – Mckee College House

Our school really values the service that New Start have provided over the last few years. Students, Parents and Staff have all benefitted from the range of counselling services on offer. Using Newstart to support our school community at times

Head Teacher – Strike Lane Primary School

The service we have received from New Start has been second to none. It has been tailored to the complex needs of our children and parents alike, supporting and nurturing their emotional well being and development. I would recommend Sarah and

Head Teacher – Chaucer Primary School

New Start has been an invaluable service we have used to support children and their families. The service has allowed children to discuss issues they have both past and present which are impacting on their ability to make positive relationships

Head Teacher – Christ the King Catholic Academy

New Start has dealt with each of our pupils and parents in a unique, personal and loving way, offering huge support to those in their care. They have been especially flexible to meet the needs of our families and children, a

Head Teacher – Fleetwood High School

The New Start team are so warm, friendly and approachable; their enthusiasm towards supporting our pupils is amazing. New Start have recently supported the whole school on a critical incident, they were professional but most importantly, understood what both pupils

Headteacher – Mayfield Primary School

The counsellor from New Start who supports our most vulnerable children has had a profound impact on their lives. The communication between counsellor and senior leadership has been detailed and thorough. A key strength has been the relationship forged between

Family Learning Mentor – Shakespeare Primary School

Shakespeare Primary School have found the support from New Start has been invaluable to both pupil’s and their families. Members of staff have also found the listening service very helpful in coping with both home and work issues.

Services & Programmes

One to one in school counselling

One to one private counselling

Bespoke Group Work Programme

Staff Wellbeing and Emotional Health Service

Total Family Intervention Programme

Triple ‘R’ Programme – Resilient, Robust, Resourceful

Parent and Child Support

Head Teacher – St Cuthbert’s Catholic Academy

Sarah is a strong, passionate and determined business woman, yet one that has been able to mould a business that has the personal touch as well – quite a unique situation in this day and age.

Head Teacher – Mckee College House

Our school really values the service that New Start have provided over the last few years. Students, Parents and Staff have all benefitted from the range of counselling services on offer. Using Newstart to support our school community at times

Family Learning Mentor – Shakespeare Primary School

Shakespeare Primary School have found the support from New Start has been invaluable to both pupil’s and their families. Members of staff have also found the listening service very helpful in coping with both home and work issues.

Head Teacher – Strike Lane Primary School

The service we have received from New Start has been second to none. It has been tailored to the complex needs of our children and parents alike, supporting and nurturing their emotional well being and development. I would recommend Sarah and

Head Teacher – Fleetwood High School

The New Start team are so warm, friendly and approachable; their enthusiasm towards supporting our pupils is amazing. New Start have recently supported the whole school on a critical incident, they were professional but most importantly, understood what both pupils

Westcliff Primary Academy

New Start are professional service and all the feedback from our students has never been anything other than positive, all the counsellors are great at building positive relationships with young people. Our students have had real help and support when

Headteacher – Mayfield Primary School

The counsellor from New Start who supports our most vulnerable children has had a profound impact on their lives. The communication between counsellor and senior leadership has been detailed and thorough. A key strength has been the relationship forged between

Head Teacher – Chaucer Primary School

New Start has been an invaluable service we have used to support children and their families. The service has allowed children to discuss issues they have both past and present which are impacting on their ability to make positive relationships

Family Learning Mentor – Strike Lane Primary School

Wow, what can we say about Sarah and her wonderful team. The service that we receive from New Start is just fantastic, all sessions with children are individually tailored to their needs and gives them the opportunity and skills to

Head Teacher – Christ the King Catholic Academy

New Start has dealt with each of our pupils and parents in a unique, personal and loving way, offering huge support to those in their care. They have been especially flexible to meet the needs of our families and children, a