Please note our Waiting List has reopened as of 21 September 2021

Who can benefit from counselling?

If you are struggling with an issue or life event that just won’t go away, then it may be helpful to access our confidential Central Counselling Service.
All are welcome – as a church-based service, all our counsellors are Christian by faith, but those of other faiths or of no faith are welcome to use the service. We seek to be a helpful presence in the heart of the local community that is accessible to all.

What happens when you apply?

One of our trained team of counsellors will meet with you initially to chat things through and then you will be matched up with a counsellor to start your counselling journey depending on your availability and the length of the waiting list.

Opening Times

Our service operates Monday – Thursday and sessions are by appointment only, at an agreed time between counsellor and client, within the following hours:

  • Monday: 9am – 5pm
  • Tuesday: 9am – 5pm
  • Wednesday: 9am – 6pm
  • Thursday: 9am – 5pm


Please note that these are the most up-to-date opening times, and they differ slightly from the times on our Enquiry Form. The Enquiry Form will be updated to reflect the new opening times as soon as possible.


Financial contributions are made on a donation basis. Suggested amounts are on a sliding scale depending upon income and range from-

  • Unemployed-£15 per hourly session
  • Students-a negotiable rate starting at £15 per hourly session.
  • Salaried-the suggested sliding scale is between £20 and £45 per hourly session

We do encourage all clients to donate where possible but consideration is given to those who are unable to contribute.

How to Make an Appointment

Please use the enquiry form below and someone from the Counselling team will get in touch as soon as possible.

    Please use the space below to briefly describe the problem for which you are seeking help (maximum 250 words)

    Data Consent

    Tick here to confirm that you are happy for your data to be used in compliance with our Data Privacy Policy. You can find out more about how we use your data at


    If you have concerns regarding the way in which counselling has been offered, we would be pleased to hear from you and you can raise your concerns through our Internal Complaints Procedure.

    Central Counselling is an organisational member of COSCA and adheres to COSCA’s Statement of Ethics and Code of Practice. All our counsellors are either qualified or in the process of gaining their qualification.

    COSCA website