During these uncertain and challenging times more people than ever are seeking mental health support. The Counselling Foundation is proud to continue delivering our services during the COVID-19 pandemic. In line with government guidelines our face to face counselling is temporarily suspended but we are pleased to offer counselling remotely via phone and online, depending on your preference.
If you are further afield, please email the Foundation office
For many, telephone and online / video counselling offer increased flexibility and, while it is a different experience to that of face-to-face counselling, the service provided is no less professional or valuable. It also allows us to adhere to social distancing requirements, ensuring the safety of our clients and staff.
More information about how we are currently delivering counselling services and how to access them, can be found here.
Once you have contacted your local centre, we will find the right counsellor to suit your needs and availability. One of our counselling administrators will contact you book your first session with one of our counsellors.
Our services are either provided by our group of qualified counsellors who are also members of a professional body: BACP, BAP or UKCP. In addition our services are provided by our trainees who are in Diploma or Advanced Diploma qualification. We will let you know whether you are being supported by a trainee or a qualified counsellor. All of our counsellors and trainee counsellors are in clinical supervision in accordance with guide lines set out by the BACP.
If you need to speak to someone urgently please contact your GP, your nearest A and E department or the Samaritans on their free phone number 116 123.
For your convenience you may like to download a copy of our leaflet.