Iron Mill Counselling Service

Who is the Iron Mill Counselling Service suitable for?

Why does Iron Mill College have a counselling service? 

Iron Mill Counselling Service is a not-for-profit initiative which aims to increase the accessibility of counselling to the public by offering a more affordable alternative to people who might not be otherwise able to access counselling.

The service is predominantly staffed by mature adults who are currently undergoing professional training in counselling and/or psychotherapy with Iron Mill College and are supported in their work by experienced supervisors.


I’m a student with Iron Mill College, can I attend counselling with the Iron Mill Counselling Service?

No. At present the service acts as a placement opportunity for student counsellors and psychotherapists training with Iron Mill College.

We feel that it would not be appropriate for students at Iron Mill College to be a client of the in-house counselling service. This is due to dual role and boundary issues. It is also possible that in the future you might want to undertake a placement with us yourself.


Who is the Iron Mill Counselling Service suitable for?

Iron Mill Counselling Service is available to the public, over the age of 18. Our counsellors can help support people with a variety of issues, including:

  • Self-esteem issues
  • Relationship difficulties
  • Loss, bereavement, and separation issues
  • Depression
  • Issues regarding family life
  • Workplace or educational difficulties
  • Emotional problems related to physical health issues
  • Life stage issues and transitions such as becoming a parent
  • Anxiety and stress
  • Understanding ways of coping with reference to past experiences 

Are all the Iron Mill Counselling Service counsellors members of a professional body?

All our counsellors and psychotherapists are either a student member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) or the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) and adhere to their ethical frameworks.


Do all Iron Mill Counselling Service counsellors attend supervision? 

The service is predominantly staffed by mature adults who are currently undergoing professional training in counselling and/or psychotherapy with Iron Mill College and must be supported in their work by experienced supervisors.


 How much do sessions at the Iron Mill Counselling Service cost?

Each call to our counselling service is dealt with promptly and the caller will be asked to attend a FREE initial consultation before being matched with a suitable counsellor. For 1 to 1 counselling sessions, the service costs £20 per 50 minute session from then on.


How do I get an appointment at Iron Mill Counselling Service?

To book an initial assessment or ask for more information, please call 01392 499388 or email counselling@ironmill.co.uk.


What are Iron Mill Counselling Service’s opening hours?

Iron Mill Counselling Service currently operates from 9.30am until 5pm on Mondays, Wednesday, and Fridays and from 9.30am until 8pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Please note we are closed during bank holidays and for a period over Christmas – please see notifications on the home page during this time for details of the college closure period.



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