The Counselling Foundation is a leading charity that has provided counselling and counselling training for the better mental health of our communities in Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire and remotely since 1974.

One in four of us is affected by mental health. We believe that no one should suffer in silence and everyone should have access to support, regardless of income.

Counselling Services

Our charitable mission enables people on low incomes to have access to subsidised, long term counselling which is not widely available elsewhere in the two counties.

We’re here to help those experiencing emotional distress to enhance their wellbeing, whilst raising the awareness and advance the understanding of mental health.

We have counselling centres in St Albans, Luton, Bedford, Broxbourne, Ware and Stevenage as well as a remote service via telephone and video.

“ Counselling has really helped me feel like myself again! ”


Our counselling training service promotes personal development and growth whilst supporting communities through the provision of further qualified counsellors providing a talking therapy.

We have a vast range of part time counselling courses for those looking to become counsellors or looking to improve and use communication skills in their personal or professional lives.

Explore our website to see how our services can help you or contact one of our centres to discuss your needs.