Our Counselling Therapy Service

Counselling is what happens in the unique relationship between you and your counsellor. It is a confidential space to talk to a trained professional about anything affecting your mental health.

Our counsellors are trained in Person Centred counselling and various other integrative humanistic counselling theories, and we offer our one to one service for a period of time that suits your needs.

Getting Started

Our referral form should only take a few minutes to fill out, we appreciate this can be a big step and want to make the process as smooth as possible.

Once we've received your referral, we'll be in touch to learn more about you and your circumstances, and talk further about how Olive Branch can help.

As a charity we rely on client donations for our continuing service; we always discuss individual circumstances to ensure you are comfortable.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who can't you help?

We don't counsel clients under 18. We don't counsel clients who are receiving counselling elsewhere. We don't counsel clients who are struggling with addiction as we are not addiction specialists. There may be occasions in an assessment session where it is felt that you may be better seeking more specialist help for an area that you want help with. This is what the assessment session is for, for us to establish whether we are the right place for you, and for you to decide if you want to come to us.

What are the costs for counselling?

As a charity, we rely on client donations to contribute towards our running costs. The amount you are able to donate will be discussed during your inital assessment with one of our team.

Why won't you accept third-party referrals?

There are two reasons. One, we cannot contact someone without their consent; we frequently get phone calls from people saying their partner, child, parent etc. needs counselling and can we call them on their number. We cannot because we don't know whether that person actually has consented to their information being shared, and we don't know if they actually want counselling for themselves. The second reason is that it's really important for your own journey that you make the time and effort to contact us yourselves. Counselling is a commitment of time and energy and we need to know you are ready.

How long will I have to wait?

This will very much depend on your availability for counselling however, we endeavour to place each person on our waiting list with 3 weeks.

I had had the worst year of my life with family tragedy and trauma. Olive Branch Counselling helped me more than I expected it would. Caring, compassionate and a true supportive hand to get me back on a clear and positive path.
I laughed again.