Coronavirus: How to get Help

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The Brain Charity can also help anyone with a neurological condition, their family and carers at this time.

If you need help, please get in touch: Email The Brain Charity or call us free on 0800 008 6417 (Monday-Friday: 9am-4.30pm)

  Putting myself forward for counselling was something I never ever thought I would do, but my counsellor was so easy to talk with purple quotation mark right close - Brenda 

counselling at The Brain Charity 2 Our team of counsellors provide a range of counselling and psychotherapy, including CBT and other forms of psychotherapy. Your counsellor works with you as an individual, using both short-term and longer-term therapy to meet your individual needs.

Your counsellor provides you with a safe 'space' where you can talk about your problems and feelings. You and your counsellor work together to understand and address your problems. Everything you and your counsellor say stays confidential.

Who is counselling for?

We provide support to people with a neurological condition. Neurological conditions can have a wide-ranging effect on health, not just your physical health but your mental health as well.

We work with a wide range of issues affecting mental health, including anxiety, depression, PTSD, phobias, and bereavement, along with a whole range of issues which people with neurological conditions may experience.

We also offer counselling therapy to people who care for someone with a neurological condition.

Is it only one-to-one counselling?

As well as one-to-one counselling, we can work with couples and families, and provide group therapy.

Contact us

Our counselling service runs Monday-Friday and individuals can self-refer by contacting our information team on 0800 008 6417 or emailing: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. The counselling service is very much in demand, so waiting times for an initial telephone assessment can vary. We make every effort to respond to your enquires as soon as we can.

Community Fund

We are extremely grateful to the The National Lottery Community Fund for supporting our vital and completely free counselling service by distributing Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport cash to charities like us as part of the Coronavirus Community Support Fund.

The money we’ve received has allowed us to support 50 extra clients to get the therapy and support they need for six more months.

purple quotation mark openI even spoke about things I had never told anyone before. He really helped me.purple quotation mark right close  - Brenda