What is Counselling?

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 feel you need support with. The counsellor will discuss your current challenges with you. You are able to bring any topics to your counselling, it is your  space in which to explore your experiences whilst being supported.

How can we help? 

The Counselling Foundation is a leading counselling organisation. Operating for over 40 years, our aim is to make counselling as accessible and affordable as possible. We offer a confidential counselling service for individuals. Sessions are 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 :-

  • Depression
  • Stress
  • Anxiety and panic attacks
  • Loss and bereavement
  • Loneliness
    • Trauma
    • Relationship worries within the family or outside the family
    • Identity and sexuality concerns
    • Bereavement support

Our service is accredited by the BACP (British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy), which is the largest governing body of counselling in Europe. This accreditation means we conform to strict ethical guidelines and our organisation is regularly reviewed for clinical standards.

You do not need to be experiencing a crisis before choosing to access counselling support.

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 

We welcome all into our service and cater for clients with disabilities, please discuss with us your needs when you contact us.

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”