We have 30 counsellors offering a wide range of skills and experience. We deal with all areas of counselling and after your Intake session we aim to offer you appointments with a counsellor who best meets your needs. You can expect to be treated with respect and without judgement and to be seen as soon as possible after your Intake appointment.
The Centre was founded in 1974 and has evolved into a professional counselling agency with a reputation for providing a high standard of care to its clients and providing good support and on-going training for its counsellors. We are a not-for-profit organisation and we aim to offer affordable counselling open to everyone.
We are an open organisation with no religious affiliations.
Training, qualifications & experience
The Centre is an organisational member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and as such is bound by the BACP’s Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions and also its complaints procedure.
Our counsellors have a wide range of skills and experience and work in different ways according to their training. we offer face-to-face individual counselling generally. Online and telephone therapy are available.
Member organisations *
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Areas of counselling we deal with
Concessions offered for
INTAKE (your introductory appointment): £18
EACH COUNSELLING SESSION as a guide we suggest:
£18 per session if you are on a low income
£20 per session if family income is£15,000
£25 per session if family income is £20,000
£30 per session if family income is £25,000
£35 per session if family income is £30,000
£40 per session if family income is £35,000
EVENINGS : from £28-40
Our professional counsellors, many of whom also work in the private sector, give their time without charge for certain days each week. There are substantial costs in running the Centre, and in order to provide our services we do need a contribution towards your counselling. There is currently a bursary for clients who cannot afford the minimum suggested donation of £18.
Available for clients needing short, medium or long-term counselling. Face-to-face sessions are being offered (with phone or online sessions offered in exceptional circumstances)
During the Covid 19 pandemic lockdown please call 07737 761256 or text that number or email email@example.com and we will set up online or phone counselling for you.
Please look at our website for more information and details of how to find us www.stbcc.org.
You are welcome to call our reception line on (01603) 625222 for further information. Our volunteer receptionists are available 9-5 Monday-Friday.