Counselling can help you to manage and cope with: difficult life events, relationship problems, upsetting or traumatic experiences, difficult emotions, depression, anxiety, and other mental health problems.

All while having a safe time and place to talk to someone without judgement.

Some people think that counselling is an extreme option and that unless things get really bad you should try to manage on your own. But this isn’t true.

It’s okay to try counselling at any point in your life. In fact, getting support from a counsellor when you’re not at crisis point can be extremely helpful – it might feel easier to reflect on what’s going on and could help you keep things from getting worse.

The majority of our counsellors are in training and undertaking a placement with Oakleaf. All of our counsellors receive professional clinical supervision and the service is registered with BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy).


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“To be able to express my feelings in counselling was so freeing. Alex and Oakleaf have been an anchor, always there whether that be face to face, on the phone or via Zoom. This service is so important. Without the counselling support through Oakleaf, I would never have coped.”

– Jan, current Oakleaf client

Oakleaf counsellor Simone shines a light on our counselling service; one of Oakleaf’s most sought-after services.

Counselling fee structure:

For those who are unemployed we ask clients to pay what they can afford, from a suggested minimum of £5/session, (up to £25/session).

For those in part-time employment we ask for a minimum payment of £15/session.

For those in full-time employment we ask for a minimum payment of £25/session.

Counselling is bookable in blocks of 6 to a maximum of 18 which will be agreed between client and counsellor.

Please contact our Client Services team for availability.

Thank you so much to our counselling sponsors for 2024, including Lovett’s Solicitors and Occupational Health Assessment Ltd.