Our counselling

The Counselling Foundation provides emotional support to people facing difficulties in their life. During times of challenge we may feel anxious, depressed or lonely. Counselling provides a safe environment to explore your feelings with a trained person to help you gain deeper insight into your difficulties. We aim to support you in understanding yourself better to make constructive changes to improve your relationships and emotional wellbeing. Counselling sessions are confidential, so you can talk about things you may not feel comfortable sharing with anyone else.  As a BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) accredited organisation, all our counsellors work to a high professional standard to offer an ethical and responsive counselling service.

We are open for face to face, telephone and online/video counselling services. At our counselling centres, where we provide face to face services, we have implemented strict safety measures that adhere to government guidance.

Part funded counselling
As a charity, we believe that everyone should have access to counselling regardless of income. We have a fee structure that is supported by grants and donations to enable us to provide affordable counselling to as many people as possible who apply for our services.

We will discuss with you the duration and cost of counselling that is most appropriate for you and your situation.

Counselling can help with a wide range of concerns including

Anxiety and stress
Bereavement and loss
Carer responsibilities
Eating disorders
Family issues
Health concerns
Major life changes
OCD (obsessive compulsive disorder)
Phobias and fears
Redundancy and work issues
Relationship difficulties
and anything else you would like to talk about

You do not have to be in crisis or on the verge of one before choosing to seek counselling… Starting counselling is as much a preventative option as it is a solution and your counsellor is there to listen, never judge and always provide support.

Make an appointment

If you are ready to take that first step, contact our friendly administration teams who will discuss with you the duration and cost of counselling that is most appropriate for you and your situation.

Bedford | Broxbourne | Luton | St Albans | Stevenage

If you are further afield, please email the Foundation office

or email foundation@counsellingfoundation.org to be sent an application form.

If you need any assistance in filling out our registration forms, please don’t hesitate to contact us, – we’re here to help you as much as we can to obtain the support that you need.

Testimonials from clients who have benefitted from counselling:

 “Really helped me feel like myself again.”

“I didn’t think counselling was for me. Now I’ve finished I wish I had undergone sessions sooner.”

“It has certainly helped me to understand what I can do for myself first.”

“It has been good to talk to someone each week who just gets it”

“I have felt like a weight has been lifted off my shoulders.  It was great to talk about the problems happening in my life”