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Please note that until further notice R B Mind will be delivering telephone and video counselling only. This is to protect you, our staff and volunteers.

If you are being affected by issues or concerns that are stopping you from enjoying life or reaching your full potential, then our counselling services could help.

Counselling offers a safe, non-judgemental space to explore any concerns that may be affecting you in your life, and to work out and understand for yourself what the issues are that are impacting on your mental wellbeing.

Person-centred counselling at R B Mind is at the core of what we offer. We are here to listen and support you in gaining greater understanding of any issues and how you might move past them. We will readily sit alongside you and support you as you make any necessary changes in your life.

Sometimes it is difficult to talk to friends, family, loved ones or colleagues. Family or friends can be part of the issue, or we don’t want to upset them with how we feel. Our counselling services provide you with a safe space to explore all these things with an experienced counsellor.

We have been offering counselling services and therapeutic support since 1977. We are the experts to turn to when you are struggling with your mental health. You don’t need a mental health diagnosis to access our counselling as long as you feel that you would benefit from therapeutic support. Our counsellors are all members of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and comply with the BACP Ethical Framework.

Access to all our counselling services require you to meet with us first to complete an informal assessment, this will allow us to work with you and agree the best way forward and how many sessions you are likely to need. All assessments are conducted by fully qualified members of the team.

In order for us to provide you with the highest quality of service, we need to make a charge of £25 for initial assessments, and payment must be received in advance.


Our private counselling service allows you to access our bank of qualified counsellors quickly, and we are usually able to start your sessions within 2 weeks of referral. Our qualified counsellors have previously volunteered with R B Mind so we can be confident that they offer a very high standard of therapeutic competence. Private sessions cost £45 per session and last 50 minutes. Evening appointments are available on set days.

Rotherham and Barnsley Mind no longer receives local authority funding and therefore cannot offer counselling free of charge. We have recently introduced a low cost counselling service as an affordable alternative to private counselling. Counselling at this rate is provided by trainee or newly qualified volunteer counsellors working towards British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) accreditation status.

Your referral will be screened by one of our clinical assessors and you will be allocated accordingly to one of our trainee or volunteer counsellors based upon your current presenting needs.

All our trainee volunteer counsellors work within the BACP Framework for Counselling Professions (2018) and are DBS checked. They are also required and committed to attend regular supervision provided by the clinical team at Rotherham and Barnsley Mind.

We rely on the advanced payment of fees by our clients to ensure counselling is kept affordable and accessible to all.

Evening sessions start at a minimum of £20 regardless of income, and we can offer both short term (6-10 sessions) and longer term (10 -20 sessions) dependant on what is suitable for you. The average wait for these sessions is usually around 3 months, though we can usually reduce this depending on your availability.

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