About Counselling

Service Six offers 1-2-1 therapeutic counselling for children, young people and families. We also offer a free counselling service for adults who live in East Northamptonshire.  
As we are a Registered Charity and due to contract and grant awards, we are able to provide some free counselling services for particular age groups or geographical areas. Currently, adult counselling services are available for free in the East Northamptonshire area. As we are also a ‘Company Limited by Guarantee’ we can undertake trading activities so therapeutic services can also be purchased from Service Six. If you are an adult, feel you need therapy but would not be eligible for our free services, please contact us to discuss further the options in buying a service from us.

Counselling is a way of helping people with different personal problems. Counsellors work with a wide range of concerns including abuse, anxiety, depression, bereavement, bullying, loneliness, self-esteem, difficulties in relationships, self-injury, eating problems and many other issues. It is based on the building of a trusting relationship between the counsellor and the client and it can enable people to talk about experiences and to make sense of them. Counselling can also allow people to express difficult feelings and learn how to manage them in a different way. Counsellors are trained to listen thoughtfully and carefully to people's problems without judging or criticising them. They do not give advice but support clients to enable them to make positive decisions and positive changes to how they deal with problems.

All our counsellors are:

  • Professionally Trained Registered with BACP (British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists)
  • Trained to a minimum of an Advanced Diploma in Counselling and many have further advanced qualifications.
  • Undertaking ongoing internal and external training for their professional and personal development.
  • Receiving Counselling Supervision from a qualified Supervisor - at least one and a half hours per month in line with BACP Guidelines
  • EDBS checked
  • Have indemnity insurance
  • Commit to child protection training on a yearly basis

DO NOT settle for anything else.


Counselling offers a safe space to talk about issues that are troubling you.  As a general rule the counsellor will not share what is said in counselling sessions with anyone else.  However there are certain circumstances when confidentiality may need to be broken, this includes any threatened act of terrorism or drug trafficking.  Confidentiality may also be broken if the counsellor is concerned that you might harm yourself (including suicidal intent) or someone else or, if you are at risk of being harmed by someone else. This does not happen often and the counsellor will make every effort to talk things through with you.   Counsellors keep notes on each client.  These are brief, respectful and stored in compliance with the Data Protection Act. Please ask your counsellor about confidentiality if you have any questions.


As we are committed to monitoring and assessing the quality of our work, from time to time, clients may be asked to contribute to this process by completing a confidential evaluation questionnaire.

Improvements for Accessibility

Improvements for Accessibility

Client Agreement

Client Agreement

Our team

Counselling Manager
Portal Operators
Associate Counsellors
Clinical Supervisors

Our professional team of counsellors are all qualified and experienced who work respectively and ethically for the diverse population of Northamptonshire.

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