Cogwheel Counselling

About Us

Cogwheel Counselling is a Cambridgeshire-based charity, formed in 1988, which works to improve the emotional and mental wellbeing of local people. Cogwheel endeavours to carry out its mission by: 

  • Providing a range of counselling services for all ages (in-person and online) including providing services which are affordable to those on low and limited incomes.
  • Promoting emotional and mental wellbeing.
  • Ensuring the charity provides the highest quality of service through its accreditation with BACP (The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy).
  • Improving access to counselling services for employers wanting to provide confidential counselling for their employees through a ‘trusted’ provider.

Cogwheel has helped many thousands of people of all ages over the last three decades. As we enter a new post-Covid time we are determined to continue our core mission to provide affordable counselling and work hard to ensure the long-term sustainability of the charity.

Affordable counselling is provided to individuals of all ages: children, teenagers, young adults, adults and the elderly. Some people come in great distress, whilst others seek help with difficult emotions or want help to change their unhelpful patterns of behaviour. Early counselling intervention can, in many cases, prevent more complex health and social needs from developing.

Please note, Cogwheel Counselling is not a crisis service. If you are experiencing a mental health crisis call 111 and select option 2 when prompted. You can access 111 online via (this service is for people aged 5 and over) or by calling 111. You can also phone the Samaritans on 116-123. You can find information on other support agencies in Cambridge here.