• Counselling

Counselling is a talking therapy where a person is encouraged to talk about their problems and feelings in a confidential environment. The list below details services in Southampton which provide this service.

Christian Counselling and Training Service

Counselling & Training Service provides accredited training courses in counselling. Also a confidential counselling service which is open to all: male, female, young, old, individuals or couples, people of any or no faith.

They are all professionally accredited counsellors, supervisors and trainers who work within a professional code of ethics. Each member of the team is a Christian from a local or regional church. They also have a number of guest trainers and counsellors who are also professionally trained. They will not impose their faith on anyone who comes to the service.

Tel: 02380 385247
Address: CCTS, Central Hall, St Mary Street, Southampton, SO14 1NF

Cruse Bereavement Care

Support after the death of someone close.

National Helpline: 0844 477 9400
South Hampshire Area: 0844 879 3448

Address: 135 St Mary Street, Southampton, SO14 1NX


Anyone aged 16 and or over, and registered with a GP in the Basingstoke, Bordon, Petersfield, Eastleigh, Fareham, Gosport, Havant, New Forest, Test Valley and Winchester localities who is experiencing mild to moderate depression and/or anxiety.

Tel: 02380 383920
Address: 3rd Floor, Black Horse House, 8-10 Leigh Road, Eastleigh, SO50 9FH

Life Changes Counselling

Short term, low-cost, face-to- face counselling offering you time and space to try and understand changes, anxieties, feelings, thoughts and issues that may be troubling you, and to find ways to move forward. £5/hr sessions available for carers on benefits.

Counselling takes place at:

  • Third Age Centre, 11 Cranbury Terrace, Southampton, SO14 0LH
  • Pickles Coppice Children’s Centre, 65 Windemere Avenue, Millbrook, Southampton SO16 9QX

Tel: 02380 405569


Options provides one to one professional counselling for a range of issues. Options believes that providing a safe and comfortable environment can enable a client to explore issues and feelings safely and thus act as a springboard for fresh thinking and behaviours for a brighter future.

Tel: 02380 630219


Relate offer professional and confidential counselling support for problems with:

  • Couple relationships
  • Sexual problems
  • Family life and parenting
  • Separation and divorce
  • Living as a step family
  • Coping with affairs or major conflict
  • LGBT relationships
  • Children and young people
  • Help for older people

Tel: 02380 229761


Suicide and crisis lines. Southampton Office available

Tel: 08457 909090

Southampton Counselling and Therapy Centre

Cost on sliding scale based on ability to pay.

Tel: 07873 742616
Address: Rownhams House, Betteridge Drive, Southampton, SO16 8LF



The Steps to Wellbeing Service is a free, confidential NHS service for to people aged 18+. We provide a service in Southampton for people registered at a Southampton GP surgery.

We offer a range of treatments for people experiencing mild to moderate depression and anxiety disorders. Some of the problems people might access our service for include:

• Depression and low mood

• Problems with anxiety (including Social Anxiety and Generalised Anxiety)

• Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

• Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

• Specific Phobia

• Panic Disorder

• Stress

The treatments we provide are all evidence based which means that there is a substantial body of research to show that the treatments provided work. We provide support either over the telephone, face-to-face, in groups or via the internet. This ensures that our services are as accessible as possible.

We are a self-referral service which means you can contact us directly to access our services. We also accept referrals from GPs and other healthcare professionals.

If you have any questions regarding your suitability for the Service please do not hesitate to contact the admin team to discuss your referral. We can direct you to the most suitable service if this is not ours.

Our Southampton office is located at:

Third Floor, Grenville House
Nelson Gate
SO15 1GX

Call 0800 612 7000 (for self referrals) or 02380 272000

Office hours:
8:30 – 20:00 Monday – Thursday
8:30 – 17:30 Friday

You can email to:



Private, online, cost for service therapy. Cognitive therapy can help you to manage the daily struggles of life. All that you need to access live online therapy is a quiet space and an Internet connection. Appointments can be at a time of your choosing – 24/7.

Tel: 01954 230066

Yellow Door

(Previously Southampton Rape Crisis and Sexual Abuse Counselling Service.)

The Helpline provides advice, information and support for anybody aged 11+ who has had an unwanted sexual experience as well as to friends, partners, family and professionals. The phone number is confidential and will not show up on a phone bill or phone display.  They also provide Family Therapy and an advocacy and support service that networks with other agencies to ensure appropriate advice, information and practical support is provided following a sexual assault.



Address: We provide our counselling services from a confidential address near the city centre.

Helpline: 02380 636313
Sunday: 19:00pm – 22:00pm
Tuesday: 10:00am – 1:00pm
Thursday: 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Tel: 023 8063 6312

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