Counselling is a type of talking therapy that allows a person to talk about their problems and feelings in a confidential and dependable environment. A counsellor is trained to listen with empathy (by putting themselves in your shoes). They can help you deal with any negative thoughts and feelings you have.  

Counselling aims to help you deal with and overcome issues that are causing emotional pain or making you feel uncomfortable. It can provide a safe and regular space for you to talk and explore difficult feelings. The counsellor is there to support you and respect your views. They won't usually give advice, but will help you find your own insights into and understanding of your problems (NHS 2016).  

The counselling service delivered from Base 25 is free to Wolverhampton residents and referrals can be made using the referral form below.  

Base 25 can offer a school counselling service, private counselling (young people/adults) and counselling for out of area, but there is a cost for this service.  

Overall Aim

To improve the emotional well being of young people aged 11-25 years in Wolverhampton.

Specific Aims

- To increase self esteem
- To increase self-confidence and emotional resilience
- To improve young people’s ability to make effective choices and decisions
- To increase self awareness and sense of identity
- To develop coping strategies and mechanisms

Areas of Activity
- Offer 1-2-1sessions
- Support young people using evidence based theories (PC/CBT/TA/Psychodynamic)
- Opportunities to reflect on decision making

- Provide opportunities to reflect and evaluate strategies and coping mechanisms


**Please note Base 25 are no longer accepting self-referrals from the 23rd November at 5pm until further notice.

If you require further counselling support, please refer to the following services available in Wolverhampton outlined in the document below. Those who are already on our counselling waiting list will not be affected.



Base 25 is a BACP registered organisation


Counselling Services in Wolverhampton: Counselling Services in WV.docx

Counselling Delivery Model: Counselling delivery model.docx