The Unmasked Counselling Service aims to provide an affordable counselling service for local residents.
What does counselling offer and who is it for?
Counselling is a form of ‘talking therapy’. It is a process where an individual meets with a trained professional to talk about any issues and problems that they might be facing in their lives. Professional counselling is confidential and non-judgmental.
Unmasked Counselling offers a confidential space where you can talk about the things, big or small, that could be impacting your life. You will be listened to and understood; whatever you need to talk about, Sometimes resolving the smallest of issues can be key to achieving your ultimate goals…
Our counselling and psychotherapy is available to people who might be dissatisfied with how they currently feel and who want to talk things through and gain insight, awareness and understanding of how to make positive choices and feel good about themselves and life around them.
Counselling can help if:-
Please note that the Unmasked Counselling Service is for adults, i.e. over 18 years of age, only.
You can book your telephone consultation using our online booking system, please click the ‘book now’ button below.
Upon making your booking you will receive a link via email to complete a bit more information.
-If you want to continue we will work with you to book an initial consultation appointment with one of our friendly and professional counselling co-ordinators. The initial consultation is undertaken via telephone and will last approx 15-30mins. We then work out which Counsellor is the best person to work with you around your availability and book you in for your first counselling session.
The unmasked counselling service is currently available from Tues – Fri 9am-3:15pm – all our sessions are face to face, *We do not offer online or telephone sessions at the moment.
The service is located on the first floor, 20-26 Commercial Street Halifax, by way of stairs or lift access. Please get in touch to discuss your needs further and we will make all reasonable adjustments possible to ensure access needs are met for all.
A minimum donation of £20 per session is all we ask for your session. This supports the Counselling services as well as helping to fund the free peer support groups we run in our communities.
*If no appointments are available on our system the ‘Book now’ button will not be shown below This may mean that at that moment we are fully booked (as we do not hold a waiting list) but please keep checking back daily as spaces are always coming available.
In the meantime, take a look at our HUB’s page for peer support groups near you.
You can book your telephone consultation using our online booking system here
We aim to offer support that is as individual as our clients, with your needs as our priority. We strive to provide you with all you need to achieve your aims through the professional relationship, offering what can be a life changing experience for many.
Our counsellors are qualified volunteers or counselling students currently attending local Universities or Higher Education, here on placement at Unmasked after completion of our thorough induction.
The service is overseen by our qualified counselling coordinators who are on hand to support our volunteers, students and answer any questions you may have as the client.
Tuesday, Thursday & Friday
Wednesday, Thursday & Friday
Wednesday and Thursday PM
Thursday and Friday PM
Unmasked Mental Health Support Groups are for anyone who is experiencing poor mental health or who is interacting with somebody struggling with poor mental health. You can talk as much or as little as you would like, the support group gives space to make that choice.
Each of our groups are informal and relaxed and are run by volunteers. They are ‘peer support’ groups (meaning people get support from each other), not therapy groups, although, for some, they may have a therapeutic benefit. All groups are led by a facilitator or co-facilitators whose role is to encourage the group to develop and flourish in a safe, non-judgemental and inclusive way.
Below, you’ll be able to see which of our hubs is the most local to you, along with the date and time of the next meeting. Unmasked hubs are usually open every Thursday from 7-8pm.
If you are interested in becoming a volunteer at an Unmasked Hub please get in contact