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.

Please contact your nearest centre to make an enquiry:
Bedford | Broxbourne | Luton | St Albans | Stevenage

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.

NHS Counselling in Hertfordshire and Bedford
At The Counselling Foundation, we are able to offer free counselling for those who are 16 and 17 years old with a GP referral for a set amount of sessions.

Subsidised counselling service

If you are aged between 18 to 25 and feel that counselling may help you, we offer a subsidised counselling service.

Our youth counselling is for any young person who is experiencing problems. A time when choices need to be made at school for your future, during exams and revision, moving to university, the transition between education to work, unemployment and entering new relationships can be daunting.

We are here to help you work through every stage you may go through as a young adult and there after.


We operate a sliding scale of fees and ask clients to make a reasonable contribution based on income, subject to a minimum fee.

Minimum Assessment Fee
Above £25,000 £50
Between £10,000 – £25,000 £30
Below £10,000 £20

Younger than 16?

For those younger, counselling is sometimes available in schools and may also be provided in youth clubs and advice centres for young people.  Your GP could also refer your child to the Hertfordshire Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) or Bedfordshire CAMHS option, although not all CAMHS offer counselling services.