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Base 51 have been committed to delivering quality counselling to teenagers and young people in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire for over 30 years. 

We offer person-centred support to young people and teenagers aged 10-25 years old who struggle with a range of issues including anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, relational issues, adverse experiences, trauma, self-harm, suicidal thoughts and much more. We have counsellors who are trained and experienced in providing counselling for teenagers and young adults in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire. Our specialist funded programmes for counselling are also available.


Base 51 Counselling

Base 51 are now able to offer fully-subsidised counselling sessions for 11-25 year olds.

Young people from low income households can receive 6 sessions of early-intervention person-centred counselling, free of charge with one of our counsellors in training, all of whom will be supported and supervised by our fully qualified practitioners.

Although this is a fully subsidised offer, contributions to our charity where possible are greatly appreciated.

We also offer part-subsided counselling with qualified practitioners subject to assessment where a trainee would not be appropriate.


If your household income is over £30,000 per year, sessions are charged at £45 per 50 minute session with a qualified practitioner.


Payments and contributions help us provide our charitable work to young people in need across the city and county as well as supporting our training and development programme for student counsellors.

Please fill in the form and email it to and we will be in contact.

Evolution Plus

Evolution Plus is a specialist trauma counselling service for anyone aged 10-24 years old who has been affected by serious violence.

It's open to witnesses, victims and perpretrators of violent crime in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire. 

We offer art therapy as well as counselling.

Social prescribing

Our social prescribers work with young people aged 11- 25 years old to assess their overall needs and support by offer appropriate signposting, referrals, and information as well as support and guidance on self-management.

If your GP is one of our partnered surgeries please book an appointment directly.

Bespoke School Counselling

Base 51 have devised an offer for schools to enable us to support more young people with their mental health and ease the pressure on faculties, who may be having to work outside of their expertise to help students with serious mental health concerns.

Please take a look at our brochure and get in touch for more information.

What to do if you are in crisis

Although we try and answer all queries as soon as we can there may be a delay, if you are in crisis and need immediate support please contact the organisations below:

Papyrus - Suicide Helpline 9am - midnight:  0800 068 41 41

CALM - Suicide Helpline 5pm - midnight: 0800 58 58 58

Samaritans - Suicide Helpline 24 hours: 116 123

"I am glad that services like this are here to support young people as I did not know where else to go. I have always been helped and supported by Base51 when I am in trouble and I appreciate what they do for me"

"Just having someone to

talk to, it's a safe place. It's good to talk about my problems - talking is different than thinking about them, so you see for yourself what things are like, and I get a response so I'm not overthinking it." 

"Counselling sounds weird because we don’t usually talk to strangers about yourself, but that’s what’s good! They don’t have a particular image of you. Being face to face and seeing that someone is understanding and listening helps."

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