What is Counselling?
We all face challenges at some point in our life and these can impact on our self-esteem and leave us with feelings of anxiety, depression and anger. Counselling is a talking therapy conducted within a safe and supportive environment where you can discuss any difficulties you may be facing and be listened to in a way that helps you understand yourself better.
Counselling offers a non-judgmental environment in which you can discuss any matters you may not feel comfortable sharing with family or friends. The counsellor will support you in exploring and talking about feelings that you have around current or past events.
You do not need to be experiencing a crisis before choosing to access counselling support
Many people find just a few sessions useful to understand what is happening in their lives. Others choose to work longer term and find the trusting relationship built with a trained counsellor helpful and supportive in navigating their everyday life.
The Counselling Foundation is a leading therapeutic counselling organisation. Listening for over 40 years, our aim is to make counselling as accessible and affordable as possible.
We offer a confidential adult counselling service for individuals or couples, delivered weekly at an agreed time either in-person, by telephone or video.
Our counsellors have experience working with a wide range of emotional issues and often work with the following :-
Our service is accredited by the BACP (British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy), which is the largest governing body of counselling in Europe. This regulation means we conform to strict ethical guidelines and our organisation is regularly reviewed for clinical standards.
Please be aware that we are not an emergency service
If you or someone you know is in immediate crisis please contact your GP, local A&E department, or the Samaritans on 116 123.
The Counselling Foundation is committed to equal opportunities
What our clients say:
“Thank you, I’ve got me back!”
“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”