Register for family counselling

To begin the process for family counselling sessions with Cogwheel, please book a short registration call with our Family Practitioner.

The purpose of this call is to give you a better idea about how family counselling with Cogwheel works, to talk about waiting times, next steps, and agree an affordable contribution rate for your sessions. We are currently able to offer some sessions where no contributions are necessary. Please click here to view our guide to contributions.

To book your registration call, you will be asked:

  • A few questions about what has brought you to consider family counselling
  • Who might be attending family sessions
  • Your contact details
  • Your GP details

The call itself should take around 10–15 minutes.

If there are other adults who will be attending family counselling with you, we need to have their consent to proceed. Therefore, if they can be available during the registration call that would be very helpful. Otherwise, they can book their own call at a different time.

If you need any help with this process or would prefer to complete the questions over the phone, please call us on 01223 464 385 and we will do our best to help.

Our online registration process requires a mobile phone number and email address. If you do not have a mobile phone and/or email address, please call our office on 01223 464 385 and we will assist you with the registration process.

To book your registration call, please click here and select a date and time. If none of the available slots works for you, please email with your availability and we’ll see if we can arrange a suitable time together.

Privacy policy

Counselling is a private and confidential form of help. To learn more, read the Cogwheel Counselling Privacy Policy.

Please note: Cogwheel has rigorous standards of IT security, and your data is protected in line with GDPR requirements.  However, please be aware of the theoretical but small risks generally associated with sending personal data online.

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.

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