Riverside Counselling Service

Riverside Counselling Service

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  • Mental health

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Riverside Counselling Service is a registered charity that had been providing a professional, affordable counselling service to the local community since 1989. Riverside offers counselling to adults and young people from the age of 12. We are committed to providing an accessible service across the community relying on donations and grants to support us. 

Counselling is about listening to you, giving you the time and space to talk about your difficulties in a safe, confidential, non-judgemental environment. It allows you to think about your situation, explore issues, and find ways of managing your problems.
Riverside’s counselling services are accredited by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and all our counsellors work within their Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions. Our counsellors are highly trained and committed practitioners.


Flexibility in the duration of counselling is a strength of the Riverside Counselling Service, and there continues to be significant variation in how clients engage with the service. Clients and counsellors work collaboratively to decide whether short (12 weeks), medium (20 weeks) or long-term (44 weeks) therapy is most appropriate based on the complexity of their presentation and their current circumstances. The five most commonly referenced issues, representing over 50% of all issues are: Low self-esteem, confidence and self-worth (15.89%), Anxiety (12.35%), Depression (8.92%), Family difficulties (incl. divorce & child-related issues) (7.43%) and Stress (5.73%).

We have been able to directly help 487 individuals within South Oxfordshire in the past year. Many more, including family, friends, work colleagues and employers will have been indirectly impacted by the support our clients receive.

Current opportunities

Oxfordshire, RG9 2JJ

We are looking for a  Clinical / Safeguarding Trustee to join the Board and ensure that the organisation continues to maintain the highest...