What we offer
- up to 1 year of weekly counselling
- Free debt advice
- Low cost service
- Emergency one-off assessment session (£40)
What is counselling effective for?
Low mood, lack of motivation, depression, anxiety, stress, relationship difficulties, bereavement/loss, life crises, trauma; lack of emotional wellbeing.
What are the benefits of counselling?
To relieve distress and to help people understand why they think, feel, and behave in the way they do. Talking about your difficulties with someone impartial can make things clearer and help you manage better.
Monday to Thursday: 9am - 9pm
Friday: 9am - 8pm
Saturday: 9am - 1pm
Who we are:
Low cost counselling accredited counselling charity
Training, qualifications & experience
Most of our counsellors integrate different models of counselling, adapting their skills and knowledge to suit the needs of their clients. Our staff's training and qualifications range from diploma to doctorate level, and our counsellors may be UKCP-registered psychotherapists, BPS-registered counselling psychologists, humanistic-, transpersonal-, and integrative- counsellors, relationship therapists, couples counsellors, or CBT therapists. Some have specialist experience, such as in bereavement, or trauma, or arts psychotherapy (see our website for the full range of therapies and definitions).
We have around 70 counsellors, all of whom have been carefully selected, are well-trained, and are properly supervised. They are all members of a nationally recognised professional counselling/psychotherapy register, such as those held by BACP, UKCP, BPS, or BABCP and their professional conduct is bound by stringent ethical principles and the professional conduct procedures of those organisations.
We also offer clinical placements to counsellors-in-training, so a proportion of our counselling staff are in the process of changing careers and are in their final year of training to be counsellors. Trainee counsellors are rigorously monitored by experienced and knowledgeable staff and are very well supported; you will usually be informed if this applies to your counsellor, but if you would prefer not to be seen by an unqualified counsellor, please let the office know.
Member organisations *
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)
BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).
Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.
Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.
All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.
Areas of counselling we deal with
BCCS is a not-for-profit registered charity that relies on its income to continue providing its service to the public.
Minimum £16 (daytime appointment)
Eves from £35 (from 6pm or Saturdays)
Debt Advice Service
This is a free service provided by BCCS. Please see our website for details.
Couples Counselling Service
Coming soon. Please see our website for details.