Counselling for adults

Cogwheel is committed to providing affordable counselling to people in Cambridge and surrounding areas. Unfortunately, due to the very high level of demand for our adult service currently, we are not able to accept new referrals at present. We will review this fortnightly and post a date for the reopening of our waiting list as soon as possible. Please do check our website regularly if you would like to refer yourself in the future.

If you are a key worker wishing to register for counselling or are looking to refer yourself as part of our Employee Counselling Service, please phone us on 01223 464385 or email

You may wish to consider the following services if you would like to register more promptly.

I need more urgent help

If you are finding yourself having thoughts of suicide or self-harm, it is important that you seek help by calling one of the following numbers: 


If you need help because of domestic abuse or violence, please don’t wait:

  • Call the National Domestic Abuse Helpline Refuge on 0808 2000 247
  • For instructions on what to do if you need urgent police help through the 999 service but can’t speak, click here.

The government has increased support for people under threat of domestic abuse, and there are several organisations who can help:

Support for victims of domestic abuse

If you are experiencing any form of violence or abuse from somebody you live with, remote counselling may not be suitable and could even put you at further risk of harm during national Covid-19 measures.

If you are concerned about your own behaviour towards others, or think that you are at risk of hurting somebody you live with: