Centre for Better Health counselling and psychotherapy service provides inexpensive access to talking therapies.

Counselling session

The Centre for Better Health offers a low-cost integrative counselling service that adheres to BACP guidelines.

Sessions are available Monday to Friday from 9am- 5pm, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evening sessions are from 5pm- 8pm. Sessions take place on the same day and time each week and last for 50 minutes each.


Our service is unique:

  • people can self-refer

  • we work with clients on average for five months (guideline based on 2015 data)

  • our team of counsellors and psychotherapists offer a wide range of therapeutic approaches such as Person Centred, Gestalt, Existential, Core Process and Psychodynamic.

Concerns addressed include

Aggression, Anxiety, Bereavement, Depression, Domestic Problems, Emotional Difficulties, LGBT, PTSD, Relationship Problems, Stress and Work Related Difficulties. 


  • £5 per session for clients who are unemployed and receiving benefits

  • £10 per session for clients who are in part time employment, self- employed, unemployed and not receiving benefits and student counsellors

  • £25 per session for clients who are in full time employment and for evening sessions.

Waiting times

Due to the high demand for our counselling service our waiting list is currently full (last update 7/1/2019). 

Unfortunately this means that we have had to make the difficult decision to stop accepting new referrals to the counselling service and have taken down the application form. 

This situation will be reviewed regularly and the online application made available again once we are in a position to accept new referrals.

If you are in distress we would advise contacting your GP first.  For someone to talk to immediately the telephone number for the Samaritans is 116 123, it is free and available 24/7. 





What clients say about our Counselling Service

“I find this service essential to my health and wellbeing. I don’t think I’d be as well as I have been without this talking therapy”

“This is a terrific service for which I am incredibly grateful and value highly. The fact that it is low cost is something to be cherished”

“I find the service offered to be excellent and a life saver, I am extremely grateful for the existence of the Centre for Better Health”