Washington Mind Counselling Service offers counselling for Adults and Young People.

Washington Mind Counselling Service

Washington Mind offers Person Centred Counselling which is a Humanistic Approach, based upon the view that everyone has the capacity and desire for personal growth and change given the right conditions.

We aim to provide quality mental health services in a non-stigmatising environment for those aged 11 and above, who are experiencing, or who are at risk of, developing mental ill health and emotional distress.

Washington Mind Counselling Service is an accredited service with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)*. This means we uphold the standards and ethics of this national regulatory professional body to practice in a safe and accountable way. 

All of our counsellors are fully qualified and on the BACP Professional Register**. We also support trainee counsellors who are in their final year of training.

Visit the BACP website for more information.

* A BACP Accredited Service means that our counselling service has been awarded Service Accreditation by the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists. This is a recognised quality standard for organisations providing counselling and psychotherapy services. Service accreditation demonstrates that we offer an accountable, ethical, professional and responsive service to clients, staff, volunteers and stakeholders.

** To become registered, therapists must either have passed a BACP-accredited course or our own Certificate of Proficiency. They also have to agree to the Terms and Conditions of the Register, which includes the BACP’s Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions. These require members to have appropriate supervision and undertake continuing professional development.

Whilst we endeavour to keep waiting times at a minimum unfortunately due to increased demand these do fluctuate. If you feel that you need support in the mean time you can visit the following website for information on how to look after yourself:

If you feel that you need immediate support, click here to find out how you can access support when you need it.

For more information on accessing interim support and what is available through our counselling service please follow the correct link below: