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Base 51 have been committed to delivering quality counselling and psychotherapy 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 ideation and much more. We have counsellors who are trained and experienced in providing counselling for teenagers and young adults in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire.

We offer a low cost service to young people who would like counselling. Our counselling sessions are priced on a sliding scale based on your household income, which means those on low income can still access this important support when they need it.

Our specialist funded programmes for counselling are also available.


Base 51 counselling

Our counselling sessions are priced on a sliding scale based on your household income, which means those on low income can still access this important support when they need it.

We can also offer some fully subsidised sessions for those who cannot afford to pay. 


Please email to arrange an assessment. 


You cannot book a session without an assessment.

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.

Early intervention Counselling

By referring for support via Be U Notts you will able to access a range of support services including Base 51 counsellors who can provide one to one weekly counselling  and one off drop-in counselling sessions. To access this service you must have a registered GP with Nottingham city or county. 

To refer to be U Notts please click the button below and state you would like to work with Base 51:

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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