Sandhurst Counselling Service

Finding your way in troubled times

Welcome to Sandhurst Counselling Service

Life can be tough, and many of us need a helping hand from time to time.

If you are feeling: 

  • Anxious

  • Stressed

  • Depressed

  • Hopeless

  • or Lost

then counselling may help you find your way in troubled times

Covid-19 Update


Throughout the Covid pandemic Sandhurst Counselling has remained "open for business" and we are here for you whenever the pressures of life seem to be overwhelming.

We are able to offer both face to face counselling and telephone/tele-conferencing where both the counsellor and the client agree it is practical, desirable, and safe to do so.

We are fully complying with the current government restrictions on the movement and proximity of people - the safety of both our clients and our counsellors are paramount at all times.

For new clients the first stage, your assessment, will be conducted online. If you judge that counselling will help you please contact us and we will contact you to arrange your assessment.

Please also see our "Other Help" page that has links that may help you in these very difficult times.

Why come for Counselling?

If you are concerned about or feel any of the following you may benefit from counselling: 

  • Stress
  • Depression
  • Isolation, loneliness or rejection
  • Undergoing a personal crisis
  • Major life change
  • Worries about children, family or friends
  • Dissatisfaction with your relationship(s)
  • Aimlessness or hopelessness
  • Worries about work or redundancy
  • Bereavement or loss
  • Marital or relationship breakdown
  • Recollections of childhood experiences
  • A desire to understand yourself better

What is Counselling?

The aim of counselling is to enable people to lead richer, more fulfilling and resourceful lives.  It provides support by giving an opportunity to discuss and explore the thoughts and feelings that are often behind mental distress and anguish.   

All discussions that take place between yourself and the counsellor are entirely confidential. 

Counsellors do not usually give advice but rather facilitate a deeper understanding of your feelings so that in the end you may decide to make changes yourself. 

Counselling is beneficial for a wide range of conditions, especially where you might have a sense that talking to someone about your feelings could increase your emotional well-being. 

We provide a safe confidential space for these conversations to happen, and  once you have started counselling you will see the same counsellor on the same day and time every week.

About Us

Sandhurst Counselling Service (SCS) evolved from a drop-in service started in August 1990 by St Michael's church.

All the counsellors in our team are carefully selected and professionally supervised, and all have undertaken professional counselling or psychotherapy training.  Our team includes both qualified and trainee counsellors.

SCS is an organisational member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), membership No 221912. The service adheres to the ethical framework for good practice of BACP.

SCS is Registered Charity No: 1143572

What will it cost?

Our aim is that counselling should be available to all irrespective of financial status.

Although we receive support from Bracknell Forest Council, Sandhurst Town Council and St Michael's Church, we rely on donations for the majority of our expenditure. Each session costs us about £45/hour to provide, and we respectfully ask that you consider a contribution of £20 per session. This will be discussed during your assessment and any special circumstances taken into account.

During your first meeting with a counsellor you will hear how the service operates and the commitment expected from you.