We’re a team of qualified & experienced counsellors based at Alphacom House, Oakhill Road, Horsham.
Our service is open but we have paused face to face counselling in line with national restrictions once again.
However we are able to offer counselling by Zoom or by telephone. Please bear with us as currently it may take us longer to respond than usual.
If you are in need of urgent emotional support please contact your GP practice for advice, go to the nearest walk in centre, call the Sussex Mental Health helpline on 0800 0309 500 open 24 hours a day or you can contact the Samaritans on 116 123.
How to start counselling with us.
We can offer an initial appointment within two weeks – it can be helpful to just to talk to us initially about what’s going on. This appointment can be by phone or Zoom.
Our team can support you if you are experiencing anxiety, depression, stress, bereavement, relationship difficulties or simply if you want to make some changes in your life. We’re are committed to working at your pace – so we can offer both short and long term therapy.
We do have a waiting list to start counselling after your initial appointment – the length of your wait will vary based on your availability and what you need counselling for. Please read this page for more information about our current wait times.
There is also information about how to access other support at this time here
If you are coming to our building we have taken steps to create a COVID-19 secure environment – we will send you guidance about. For updates on NHS guidance on COVID-19 please go to https://111.nhs.uk/covid-19
How do we operate?
We’re a Community Interest Company (CIC), our social mission is to offer an affordable community based counselling service to adults, children and young people in Horsham, Crawley and the surrounding areas..
Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity
Our commitment to fair access to our services can be read here
If you are an employer looking for counselling assistance for your employees please click on the tab at the top of this page.
If you are coming for counselling via your employer please click here
You can read more information about our Parent Adolescent Child team’s work here. We are back working with children and teenagers face to face if needed – just email or call us.
We hope you’ll find the information on these pages helpful – please use the links above to read more about our service. To enquire about an initial appointment use our contact form or call us on 01403 217900.
Privacy and Personal Data
Our Privacy Notice contains all the information you may need about the personal data we collect from you and the use of this website.
Our counselling team….
In addition to our qualified counsellors’ we also have a number of counsellors’ in training who are based with us whilst working towards their professionally recognised counselling qualifications.
Recruitment for clinical placements
Students seeking placements: we are not currently recruiting students It is likely we will recruit again in June 2021. We will advise when we’re recruiting via this website page and through the training institutions. We only accept students who are entering their second year of training. for information about how we offer clinical placements and what we expect click here
Recruitment of qualified counsellors
Applications from qualified counsellors are very welcome at any time, please email [email protected]
Research… HCCG is from time to time engaged in research projects with educational institutions aimed at increasing our understanding of how we deliver our services to you. We will always let you know if we have a research project running and give you more information.