Adult Counselling


Tilehouse Counselling is a charity that provides professional counselling for people from Hitchin and North Herts. We offer a choice of face to face counselling at our Centre in Hitchin, or telephone counselling. By providing counselling the Centre aims to reduce emotional suffering and enable people to make positive changes in their lives. We ask for an affordable weekly contribution towards the cost of the counselling. This starts from £16.00 depending on individual circumstances. This is discussed with the counsellor at the first meeting. The duration of counselling is agreed with the counsellor. 


"Counselling was a lifeline for me. That one hour a week where I could release past and present difficulties - to understand and be understood"


"I was extremely satisfied with the service, and feel very grateful to have had such wonderful support"


When is counselling useful?


People come to counselling for all kinds of reasons.  The kinds of things you might want to address might include:


  • Anxiety and depression
  • Self-esteem and confidence
  • Relationships 
  • Drug, alcohol and food-related issues
  • Abuse and neglect
  • Self-harming and suicidal thoughts
  • A traumatic experience like abuse, violence, or a significant change or loss.
  • Health including sexual health 
  • Bereavement and loss
  • Sexuality and gender identity 
  • Bullying, racism and sexism
  • Work stress



What you tell your counsellor is confidential, and you can expect what you say to be treated with sensitivity, respect and discretion. However, in order to ensure the quality of counselling, all counsellors have regular consultative support in supervision. Identifying details of individual clients are witheld.

The only circumstances in which confidentiality would be broken is when a counsellor considers someone to be at risk of serious harm. Ideally, and in the majority of cases this is done with a client's full knowledge.


For more information contact us