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Base 51 Counselling Service

The Base 51 Counselling Service provides time and space for young people aged 12 to 25 to talk about their troubles and explore difficult feelings in an environment which is dependable, free from intrusion and confidential.  Counsellors at Base 51 respects young people’s viewpoint while helping them to deal with specific problems, cope with crises, improve their relationships, or develop better ways of living.

Counselling is not about offering advice or about managing a situation for a young person: counselling offers help to the young person to gain insight into their feelings, thoughts and behaviour and to work with them to change if necessary or if they want to.  Some of the things that counselling can support young people with are issues around relationships, family issues, bullying, neglect, violence, abuse, anger, trauma, being self-critical, adoption, loss, foster-care, bereavement, sexuality, exploitation, drugs and alcohol, disordered eating, anxiety, panic, stress, depression, suicidal thoughts or self-harm to name a few!

Contact us today for more information or to self-refer.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Counselling Team
0115 952 5040

Where to go

NGY myplace
Castle Gate

Base 51 Counselling is located inside the NGY myplace building.

Time / Date Details

When is it on
Open Monday to Friday with counselling sessions available between 9.30am -and 7.00pm. Crisis drop-in sessions available Monday to Friday at various times, call us on the day you want someone to talk to. First come, first seen basis, so no appointment is necessary for drop-in sessions. Call us on 0115 9525040 to be sure drop-in times are correct and to find out further details.
Time of day
Session Information
Counselling session take place on a 1-2-1 basis and sessions last 50 minutes. The first time you come to see us we will complete an assessment with you to give you chance to ask any questions and support you to decide if this is the right service for you. If between us we decide it is you will be added to the waiting list to be allocated a counsellor. Once you have been allocated a counsellor we will contact you to set up a regular time on a weekly basis. You will have a review with your counsellor every six weeks to see how the sessions are going and whta you might want to do next.

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Referral required
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If you would like to make an appointment to come in for an assessment please complete a referral form or get someone else to complete it for you and either:

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Record Last Updated On: 27/04/2020

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