Counselling at Central Notts Mind.

At Central Notts Mind we aim to provide you with a counselling experience that will support you to understand your psychological and emotional well being and to find ways of coping.

We provide a highly professional and ethical counselling and psychotherapy service. Our therapists have all received thorough recognised training and all abide by the Ethical Framework of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). This ensures that the service we provide is safe, ethical and confidential

Here is a link to the BACP website where you can find more information about their Ethical Framework

Access to Service

Our service is available to individuals aged 18 and over through self referral, a GP referral or through other agencies that support you.


In a telephone conversation, our coordinator will ask you about your personal circumstances and what is causing you concern. This will help determine if our service is right for you.

Following this you will be invited to attend a face to face 1 hour assessment to discuss in detail your needs. There is a fee of £6.00 or £12.50 depending on your employment circumstances. At assessment you will be asked about your current situation, past experiences, a brief medical history  and how you hope to benefit from counselling. If we cannot provide the correct help for you at this time we will do our best to find alternative support.

What Next

After the assessment you will be placed on our waiting list. We will endeavour to keep you informed regarding a start date for your sessions. Our aim is to match you with a counsellor within 8 weeks.

Central Notts Mind  offers open ended counselling sessions  with regular reviews to understand how your sessions are going.

Counselling sessions will be conducted in our recently refurbished counselling rooms, within this environment it is hoped that you will feel comfortable, supported and safe to share with your counsellor the issues in your life that are causing concern.

Counselling sessions last for 50 minutes and cost £12.50 if you are  unwaged or in receipt of any benefit, and £20 if you are waged.

If you are employed we now offer evening sessionsd on Wednesdays.

If you would like any further information about our Counselling Service please contact:

Paul Gilbert Counsellor and Counselling Coordinator

Telephone: 01623 658044   Email:

We are on the Counselling Directory Website.
Please follow the link below for further information on counselling and what is best for you

For more useful information about mental health, please go to the Mind website