Cornerstone is an established professional counselling service based in Yateley, Hampshire. We are a registered charity providing affordable, confidential support to individuals and couples aged 18 and above. Our counsellors are professionally trained for the work they do, and adhere to the BACP Ethical Framework for Counselling Professionals.
Covid-19 Update April 2021
We are currently able to offer online/telephone counselling, alongside some limited face-to-face support. We have introduced new practices (in line with government guidelines) to ensure the safety of our clients and counsellors, and these will change over time as required. Our standard contribution is £40 per 50 minute session, but we are keen to make counselling affordable for everyone at this time and so we are currently offering time limited counselling from as little as £10 per session, depending on your circumstances. The first step is to arrange an initial 50 minute assessment session, for which there is a £10 fee.
We provide help for people with many different needs including depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, panic attacks, stress, anger management, abuse, family/relationship issues, problems at work and bereavement. Our counsellors come from all walks of life, and have developed their own areas of specialism and ways of working with clients. We always look to allocate the right counsellor for your particular needs.
You will have the opportunity to explore your experiences and feelings and work through difficult issues in your life. Over a number of weeks we aim to come alongside you in these difficulties, helping you to gain a better understanding of yourself and your circumstances. Counselling invites you to change by helping you to find new strength and the freedom to make your own choices. Counselling is based on listening and is not about giving you advice, telling you what to do or judging you. It can, however, enable you to see things from a new perspective.
Training, qualifications & experience
We have ten counsellors who are all professionally trained for the work they do and adhere to the BACP Ethical framework for counselling professionals. We offer some placements to those in the final stages of their counselling training. All our counsellors receive professional supervision and are accountable to the organisation for the work they do.
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
From £20.00 to £40.00
Concessions offered for
We do ask clients to make a contribution towards their counselling and an affordable amount is agreed at your initial consultation. We would not however wish anyone to be deterred from making enquiries because of an anxiety about cost and are happy to review contributions as and when circumstances change.
Counsellors are available for sessions between 8am and 8pm, Monday to Friday as agreed with client.