Counselling ResourcesThis page has useful links for new perspective counselling clients or individuals seeking information on organisations who provide counselling, support, advice and guidance. Click on the links to find the websites.



Abuse, Rape and Domestic Violence

Women’s Aid –  0808 2000 247 (National 24 hour)

Mankind  – 01823 334 244 (National)

Men’s Advice Line  – 0808 801 0327 (National)

Sheffield Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre Helpline  0808 802 0013 – Freephone (Open Mondays between 1-3pm, Tuesdays between  6 – 8pm, Wednesday 10-12pm and 1-3pm Thursdays between 10-12pm and Friday 10-12pm and 1-3pm)

Survivors UK (Male Rape & Sexual Abuse) –  0845 122 1201

National Centre for Domestic Violence  – (National 24 hour) Freephone 0800 970 20 27 or 0844 8044 999

Sheffield Domestic AbuseHelpline on 0808 808 224 (Monday – Friday 8:00am – 8:00pm, Saturday to Sunday 9am – 5pm – not open Bank Holiday Mondays)


Adfam is a national charity working with families affected by drugs and alcohol and is a leading agency in substance related family work. They provide a range of publications and resources for families about substances and criminal justice including an online message board and a database of local support groups.

Alcoholics Anonymous – (0845 769 7555) For those who think their drinking to becoming a problem, Alcoholics Anonymous offers the chance to talk to someone with personal experience of the issues.

Bereavement and Loss

Cruse Bereavement care – (0114 249 3328) exists to promote the well-being of bereaved people and to enable anyone bereaved by death to understand their grief and cope with their loss. The organisation provides support and offers information, advice, education and training services.

Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide – 0844 561 6855 (Daily 9am – 9pm)

The Miscarriage Association – 01924 200 799 (Mon-Fri 9am – 4pm)

The Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Society – 0207 436 5881 (Mon-Fri 9.30am – 5.30pm Tues & Thurs eve 6pm – 10pm)

Debt, Benefits and Legal Rights

Citizens advice offers confidential, impartial advice on rights and responsibilities across the UK.

Step Change Debt Charity – (0800 138 1111) offers free, anonynous debt advice.


Breathing Space – A free and confidential phone-line service for any individual, particularly young men, experiencing low mood or depression, or who are unusually worried and in need of someone to talk to.

CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably) – 0800 58 58 58 (Webchat available)

Eating Disorders

B-EAT (Beating Eating Disorder) – 0845 634 1414 

South Yorkshire Eating Disorders Association (SYEDA) – 0114 272 8822

Mental Health

MIND – 0300 123 3393

Sheffield MIND0114 258 4489

Young Minds – 0808 802 5544

Panic, Anxiety and Stress

No More Panic  – (Forum and chat room)

Anxiety UK – 0844 775 774

The Stress Management Society – 0800 327 7697

Post-natel Depression

Pandas Help Line –  0843 28 98 401


Divorce Aid – if you or someone close to you is going through divorce or separation, we hope to guide you through the emotional and legal journey as well as providing assistance about finances and children. Time is a healer; spend some time with us. From distress to recovery, you are not alone and it will get better.

Emergency Support

Samaritans (UK & Ireland) – is a confidential emotional support service for anyone in the UK and Ireland. The service is available 24 hours a day for people who are experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including those which may lead to suicide. Across the UK you can call Samaritans on No 08457 90 90 90 (UK) or 1850 60 90 90 (ROI). You can also email Samaritans at

Sheffield Samaritans – 272 Queens Road, Sheffield, S2 4DL – 0114 276 7277

Counselling Professional Bodies

British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) is a professional body representing counselling and psychotherapy with over 40000 members and works toward a better standard of therapeutic practice.. Through the BACP you can find information about counsellors in your area.