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Women’s Counselling and Psychotherapy

Things can get better – and it starts here.


Right now, you might feel trapped or hopeless. You might feel like there’s no way out of your situation. But, for over 45 years, we’ve helped women from all backgrounds, facing all kinds of issues, to live happier lives. Women dealing with bereavement or trauma, women who have been through homelessness or the criminal justice system, survivors of abuse or discrimination – we’ve welcomed them all. We welcome you too.

We offer short-term therapy to all self-identifying women and are able to offer a combination of talking therapy and movement psychotherapy.

Due to high referral volumes and team vacancies, our waiting list is currently closed to new referrals. Following a review, we must unfortunately extend the period that the waiting list remains closed.

Please check back again after 31st May if you would like to refer yourself for therapy. If you are in need of urgent mental health support, you may wish to contact the following:

Sussex Mental Health Line: 0300 5000 101 (Available 24/7)
Brighton and Hove Wellbeing Service: 0300 002 0060
Samaritans: 116 123

All our therapists are self-identified women and are qualified or attending postgraduate counselling and psychotherapy courses.

We offer 12 weeks of support, with fees operating on a sliding scale depending on your household income. Following receiving your referral, you will be invited to attend an exploratory assessment to establish whether therapy is the right course of treatment for you at this time.

The current average waiting time for a therapy assessment is around 1-2 months. The current average waiting time to be allocated to a therapist after a therapy assessment is approximately 4-5 months. These waiting times may vary.

Currently we are delivering a flexible service with some face-to-face appointments, and some delivered online via zoom or over the telephone.

For more information or a referral form:

Please contact therapy@womenscentre.org.uk

Tel: 07463 248 530