New counselling service provides bridge for emotional support

Breakfree outside of the North East Business and Innovation Centre (BIC)

Tracy Fearon (left) and the Breakfree team

A new counselling service made up of Sunderland University graduates has launched in the area.

Breakfree Counselling Services – based at the North East Business and Innovation Centre – has opened its doors to everyone in the North East who needs emotional support.

Tracy Fearon, spokesperson for Breakfree, said: “We opened our doors on the same day as the Northern Spire Bridge – this is symbolic to Breakfree Counselling, as we believe that therapy to cope with emotions is the bridge between mind and body”.

Breakfree provides counselling and psychotherapy, with diverse integrated therapeutic approaches, including cognitive and creative therapies, ensuring that therapy is tailored to the individual, couple, group or organisation. Breakfree also offer short, medium and long-term counselling and therapy sessions.

All of their counsellors are from the North East and have a passion to raise awareness about mental health, and the effects it can have on individuals, groups and businesses.                                                             

And the business was created by a group of four friends who met while studying and are all qualified counsellors and psychotherapists.

Tracey added: “Being aware that people go through difficulties in life, with no one to turn to for support and gaining access to professional mental health services is often difficult and lengthy.”                                                                               

Driven to provide a prompt and affordable service to help everyone in their time of emotional need, Breakfree’s aim is to combat this problem by offering access to their services every day from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.

For more information, please call 0191 516 6080.

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