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Our Purpose:
We are a charity mental health service offering affordable counselling for our community

Many of us experience times during our life when we are feeling emotionally challenged. We struggle to cope and to make sense of our thoughts and feelings. This might be triggered by grief, stress, relationship changes, anxiety or a number of other factors.  

When you find the right therapist, someone you can talk to and connect with, recovery can really begin.  The right therapist will work with you to navigate to a place where you can once again feel able to cope and manage your thoughts and feelings.

 We are a non-profit counselling service run by volunteer therapists which has been practising in the heart of High Wycombe for over 20 years. We have a team of skilled therapists, so we can provide the right person to work with you.

“I really connected with my therapist and felt I could talk about anything. We quickly got to some difficult problems, which was tough, but I began to feel I was relieved of the stress” .  Client

We are committed to offering the highest standards of service with a focus on what matters to you and we don’t leave people waiting.

Our Values

Quality: the highest standards of service

Simplicity: a focus on what matters 

Responsiveness: we don’t leave people waiting

What can we help you with?

Our therapists can help with common mental health difficulties such as depression and anxiety, relationship difficulties, bereavement and loss, stress, physical/emotional/sexual abuse, low self-esteem, mild alcohol and drug problems, challenging life experiences, difficulties at university or home. If you consider yourself to have multiple, complex mental health difficulties, severe substance abuse or are at risk of serious self-harm, counselling may not be appropriate for you at this time.

If you feel this describes how you are currently feeling, you should inform your GP who, if necessary, can help you access more specialised help. As a community-based service we don’t have a multidisciplinary mental health team to safely support those with severe mental health needs.

How we work with you?

Your counselling will start with an initial consultation lasting up to 1 hour. During this time, one of our senior counsellors will spend time talking through your issues, and getting to know you as an individual. You will get to understand what SBC can offer you, and how it could help you work through your current and future challenges. We take into account your life history and what’s been important to you as you’ve grown up, as well as where you are today with the objective of gaining a deeper perspective on what is happening for you.

Following this consultation you will be matched with a suitable therapist who will work with you to overcome your challenges. We offer up to 24 weeks of individual one-to-one adult counselling. You will see the same counsellor at the same day and time each week.

We do not offer telephone counselling.


The charge for your initial consultation is £40.00, which will last up to 60 minutes. During this consultation we will work out together a fee for your ongoing sessions, depending on your circumstances, our maximum fee is £45.00 per 50 minute session.

As a non-profit making charity, our aim is to provide affordable therapy for those who need it. We do understand that not all of our clients can afford this amount and smaller contributions are of course acceptable. This will be discussed during your initial consultation.

As your weekly 50 minute appointment time is reserved for you to ensure your therapy is consistent, it will not be offered to anyone else. Therefore, if you cancel or miss an appointment, we do require you to make your weekly financial contribution. Of course we will do our best to find an alternative time for you during the week to avoid this, although this may not be possible, so please provide as much notice as possible.

We are open from 8am until 8pm Monday to Friday.

Wheelchair Access

Owing to the design of The Cottage, which is an old building in which we work. The Cottage is not accessible for those in wheelchairs, therefore we offer online video therapy as an alternative.