Counselling for adults

Cogwheel’s team of highly-trained counsellors are delivering sessions online and in person at our central Cambridge rooms.

Once you have registered with Cogwheel, you will be offered an initial assessment appointment within a few weeks. 

The assessment appointment will be a chance to talk with a counsellor about the difficulties you are experiencing, and to think about whether counselling with Cogwheel will be helpful.

A course of up to 20 counselling sessions can support you to address a whole range of challenges and dilemmas. Sometimes, however, another approach might be more suitable. If we think a different service could provide the help you are looking for – for example, if you are struggling with drug or alcohol dependency – we will do our best to signpost you to this support.

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: