Counselling and Addiction Therapy Services


We are a private counselling practice, offering a safe, non-judgemental and confidential service for people to explore issues that are sometimes difficult to discuss with family, friends or work colleagues.

We are passionate about what we do, and pride ourselves on our confidential, professional, yet friendly service.

With our wealth of experience, knowledge and qualifications of our field areas, we are able to offer you the right support and approaches, to help guide you through a difficult or unsettling situation.

Whether you are looking for counselling, or just want to make changes in your life, or need help to talk things through and find a way forward, then this is a good place to start.

Each of our therapists, as well of having a wealth of counselling and life experience, know first-hand how you are really feeling, and know how difficult and challenging it can be in making that first step to ask for support.

Being self-aware and having the capability to think and feel emotions, with clarity and understanding, is part and parcel of being human. Therapies, such as counselling, are used to help people come to terms with many problems they are facing, with an ultimate aim of overcoming them.

Counselling can be useful for anyone who wants to explore the way they’re thinking or feeling, as well as for anyone experiencing a problem or issue they are keen to resolve.

Support areas and therapies offered

Depression and Anxiety
We can help you gain a better understanding of your feelings and thought processes, and help find your own solutions to problems

Bereavement and Loss
We offer to help with the devastating loss of a loved one, these feelings can arise at the most unexpected moments

When you are stressed, you may experience many different feelings, including anxiety, fear, anger, sadness or frustration
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Life during addiction can be erratic. We can support you with the change process after addiction, and help you build a new social life

Couples Counselling
We can support you through major relationship crises to smaller issues that are perhaps making you unhappy

Mindfulness and EFT are very simple concepts. They do not conflict with any beliefs or traditions, whether religious, cultural or scientific

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Please note that Take A Step Counselling Service is not an emergency service.

Emergency Contacts:

If you are feeling distressed or suicidal, there are services available to help you immediately. If you feel at risk of harm to yourself, or if you are concerned about someone else, please go to your nearest hospital or call the emergency services on 999.

Other contacts:

General Practitioner: Request an emergency appointment. If you are not registered with a doctor in your area, you can attend your nearest NHS Walk-in Centre or contact the NHS Out of Hours Medical Service on 111, available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Calls are free from landlines and mobile phones.

Samaritans: Help for suicidal thoughts –

If you’re feeling like you want to die, it’s important to tell someone.

Help and support is available right now if you need it. You don’t have to struggle with difficult feelings alone.

Phone a helpline.

These FREE helplines are there to help when you’re feeling down or desperate. Call 116 123.

Take A Step is a member of HiCLG