Our services

We offer a range of services both independently and in partnership with other organisations. These include:



Cygnus Support offers a one to one confidential counselling service to women, men and young peopleg aged 14+, delivered by qualified volunteer counsellors and psychotherapists in a non-clinical, safe setting.

It is:

  • Confidential
  • Non-judgemental
  • One to one
  • It enables you to explore your own thoughts and feelings

It is not:

  • Telling you what to do
  • An instant solution
  • On a fixed time scale
  • A medical service, although we have a lot of information and experience

"Being able to talk openly about problems, feelings, guilt and anxieties with someone who listened and was not judgemental was a great relief and helped regain my confidence"  Counselling client


Domestic & Sexual Violence Support Service

Cygnus Support specialises in working with women, men and and young people 14+ who have or are currently experiencing Domestic Abuse. We also work with women who have been raped or have experienced any form of past or present sexual violence/abuse.

What is Domestic Abuse?

Domestic violence is the abuse of one partner within an intimate or family relationship. It is the repeated, random and habitual use of intimidation to control a partner.

The abuse can be physical, emotional, psychological, financial or sexual.

If you are forced to alter your behaviour because you are frightened of your partner's reaction, you are being abused.

How can we help?

  • Safety planning
  • Practical Support
  • Counselling
  • Sign Posting

Cygnus Support works with qualified/trained Volunteer Counsellors to provide this valuable service and you can either be seen at the centre in Ashington or at a suitable outreach venue.

Should you need any further information the main contact is Lucy Greensmith who can be contacted by telephone 01670 853977 or email counselling@cygnussupport.com



Programme of courses

View our calendar of workshops, courses and other events happening in the region to find something for you.

Click on the event title for more information.


Upcoming events

There may be a cost to attend the following courses, please contact Cygnus Support for information about our charges. Telephone 01670 853977, e-mail admin@cygnussupport.com or download an enrolment form

Dru and Vinyasa yoga


Herbal Detox


Tai Chi











Health trainers

Health Trainers working with Cygnus Support are employed by Northumbria Healthcare Trust and work with individual clients on a one to one basis to support changes in their lifestyle behaviours such as diet and exercise. NHS Health Trainers are here to help you make the right choices.

The Health Trainer can give you information and advice on:

  • Healthy Eating
  • Reducing Stress
  • Stopping Smoking
  • Reducing Alcohol
  • Increasing Physical Activity


Support and advice services

The number of clients benefiting from our support and advice services continues to grow and has led to us working with many outside agencies including The Official Receivers Office, Housing and Council Tax Benefit Office, Private Landlords and other support agencies.

Some of these services are delivered in partnership with DAWN (Advice) Ltd to provide face-to-face support and practical advice for people seeking help with financial, benefit, housing, employment and family law issues.



Cygnus Support welcomes Lesbian, Gay, Bi-Sexual and Transgender clients

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