About Us

Dedicated counselling practitioners with over 10 year’s experience of working within the counselling sector. This includes voluntary work for addiction services, for drug, alcohol and gambling related problems. Offering support for family members and friends, outreach and various fundraising projects. We are highly skilled individuals who are passionate about improving people’s lives. We pride ourselves on our confidential, professional, yet friendly service.

Our therapists also have experience of working with adults and children, with Autism and Dyslexia disorders. Using therapies, interventions, and coping strategies for people with dyslexia related challenges and learning difficulties, such as reading, writing and spelling. Providing hands-on support to vulnerable adults, by participating in the initial and on-going assessment of their needs.

Training with the Centre of Excellence attaining qualifications in Depression, Grief and Bereavement, Relationships, Addiction Therapy and Mindfulness. We offer a wide variety of approaches and methods of counselling. We are registered members of the SFTR and International Alliance of Holistic Therapists. We adhere to their code of ethics, which includes on-going supervision and CPD (Continuing Professional Development).

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