Adults

Counselling for adults

We work with individual adults and with couples. Our services are provided regardless of gender identity, ability, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, belief or faith. Whilst we try to be inclusive, we are not able to provide the kind of specialist help needed for chronic and enduring mental health issues. Nor can we work with addictions; there are agencies that are better equipped to support people whose primary difficulties are with drug and alcohol issues.

We signpost people where necessary, and you can find various agencies in the community that provide alternative sources of help and advice on our resources page.

Currently all of our counselling sessions for adults are being delivered remotely, via Zoom or phone. If you would like to begin remote counselling, you will need to have access to a private space at home where you won’t be disturbed or overheard, for one hour each week. 

If you are seeking counselling because of more complex or severe mental health conditions, in some cases it may be more appropriate to have an assessment once we are able to meet with you face-to-face. This is because it can be more difficult for us to help you stay safe during and after counselling sessions delivered remotely.  Click here for other organisations you can contact for support while waiting for face-to-face counselling.

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: