Counselling and Coaching for Adults and Young People (16 plus)
If you're struggling with your mental health or life issues, then counselling will give you the opportunity to explore issues such as emotional pain, anger, guilt, anxiety or depression with one of our team of trained counsellors.
If you are stuck with a matter which is affecting your thinking, feelings or behaviour, then coaching will help you put together a plan of action.
When you're experiencing a mental health problem, supportive and reliable information will help.
There are many types of counselling but all aim to:
Give you a safe time and place to talk to someone who won't judge you.
Help you make sense of things and understand yourself better.
Help you resolve complicated feelings, or find ways to live with them.
Maintain your confidentiality (unless you disclose you are being abused). All sessions are one to one.
Help you recognise unhelpful patterns in the way you think or act and find ways to change them (if you want to).
Counsellors will not
Refer you to other services without your consent.
Give you advice or tell you what to do.
They will keep professional boundaries and won't meet with you socially.
support more than 5 people in one day!
At Burton and District Mind, all of our counsellors practice Intergrative Counselling, which means they will bring a range of psychological practices into your counselling sessions.
All of our counsellors are fully qualified and experienced with ongoing professional development and receive clinical supervision. Most of our counsellors are registered with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and those that aren't are registered by other professional bodies. You can request details upon allocation.
Typically counselling and coaching is delivered over six weekly sessions between 40 to 60 minutes.
Our counselling and coaching is available face to face, over the phone or virtually over the internet.
Our counselling services are available to people aged 16 or over.
It is available across our service area including East Staffordshire, Lichfield District and Tamworth Borough.
We only accept self referrals. You cannot refer a family member for instance.
How to register for the service
Free through the NHS
Burton and District Mind provide counselling as part of the
Staffordshire NHS Talking Therapies service
If you are 16 or over and you would like your counselling to be fully funded by the NHS and free to yourself, please call
0300 3030 0923 or use the online form at
You will need to live in Staffordshire or have a GP registered in Staffordshire to use this service.
The Talking Therapies Team will discuss a range of options with you, including Cognative Behavioural Therapy, but if our counselling is agreed to be prefered option for you, then they will the arrangements directly with our team. You will not need to call us back.
Please note that you should speak with a health care professional ahead of referrals to this service if you are receiving any mental health services from MPFT.
Low Cost Counselling and Coaching
Burton and District Mind also provide counselling and coaching independently through our Low Cost Counselling and Coaching service.
Through this service, you will be asked to contribute between £10-40 per session based on your salary. The rest of the costs to our charity are met through donations and community fundraising. Availibility is dependent on funding availiable.
You will need to be 16 or over and live in our service area (East Staffs, Lichfield District or Tamworth).
To arrange your FREE assessment, please either:
Call the Office on 01283 566696 during office hours
Email your contact details to firstname.lastname@example.org
or complete the online form using the 'Register' button here
For counselling and coaching to be beneficial it is important to attend regular weekly appointments. If you are unable to attend an arranged appointment it is essential that you give us as much notice as possible. A message can be left at any time on our voicemail facility.
If you fail to cancel in good time you may lose that session and if you miss two appointments without contacting us we will assume that you don’t wish to continue with the sessions.
What is Coaching?
Coaching is a way of supporting people to move forward. It is about creating a supportive environment where clients can explore situations and periods they are finding difficult.
It can also develop their learning, resilience and confidence. It will empower clients to achieve goals and fulfil their potential.
Everyone experiences anxiety and low moods at times. In fact these are entirely natural, and with appropriate and skilled listening and exploration, these can become healthy experiences where people can grow and move forward.
Examples of where Coaching might help:
Loss of confidence, lack of direction
Anxiety in relation to particular situations
Exploring purpose and meaning
Dealing with specific situations, such as a conflict, interview, meeting or presentation
Developing career plans and strategies
Just needing someone to talk to, who will listen
All of our coaches are fully qualified and registered with appropriate associates, details available on allocation.
Tel: 01283 566696
Or use the Contact Us form and we'll call you back.
Assessments are usually conducted on Mondays or Thursdays
For counselling to be beneficial it is important to attend regular weekly appointments. If you are unable to attend an arranged appointment it is essential that you give us as much notice as possible. A message can be left at any time on our voicemail facility. If you fail to cancel in good time you may lose that session and if you miss two appointments without contacting us we will assume that you don’t wish to continue with the sessions.