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 counselling referrals from external agencies as of 1st May 2018.

We are now only accepting self referrals for counselling, as long as the young person is 11-25 years of age and either live/study/work in Wolverhampton or are registered with a Wolverhampton GP.

Any organisation (schools, Strengthening Families HUBS etc.) can buy in our counselling service, please contact us for further information.



Base 25 is a BACP registered organisation


Counselling Delivery Model: Counselling delivery model.docx