Riverside Counselling Service

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Coronavirus Update 

The measures we are all having to take to disrupt the spread of the Coronavirus means we will have to get used to new ways of meeting, working and spending time together. It’s more important than ever that we all act responsibly and help each other. We, at Riverside, are of course taking our responsibility for each other, for the people around us and for our society very seriously.

 Therefore, in accordance with government measures, we are changing the way we work. That’s why, as from Monday 23rd March, we will be working with our existing clients via a video link or by phone. If you are currently receiving counselling with Riverside your individual counsellor will contact you to put in place new arrangements to ensure that you receive on-going support.

 While we transition to this new way of working, we are putting on hold Initial Consultations with new clients. We are monitoring government updates and considering how best to practice so we continue to work safely and professionally. If you are waiting for an appointment, please continue to visit our website for updates.

 We do have details of resources on our website which you can access to support your mental wellbeing during this difficult time on our ‘Other Useful Resources Page’. We do appreciate that there are very real concerns people will be facing and we hope that these resources can be of support to you and your families. We will be doing some thinking about what we can add to the website that may be useful to you, so do come back and visit the site.

 Our CPD events and groups are also on hold for now.  We will endeavour to confirm new dates as soon as possible, so please continue to visit our website.

 Although things feel uncertain and unsettling it is also a time perhaps when we can slow down and take time to reflect and learn new ways of being in touch; to maybe change old habits and routines. It is perhaps a time to be kinder to yourself. Take extra good care of yourself and everyone else and please do visit our website for updates.



A safe space to talk


Considering counselling can be a daunting prospect. Is it the right thing for me? How can I find someone I trust? How can it possibly help?

We’re here to listen to you, and give you the time and space to talk about what might feel difficult for you in a confidential and non-judgmental way.

We provide affordable counselling and psychotherapy to adults and young people from the age of 12.

We will meet with you for an initial appointment to discuss your needs and to consider if counselling and our service is right for you.

We offer counselling in Henley-on-Thames, Wallingford, Berinsfield and Didcot.

We are an affordable service and will agree a fee that is manageable for you.

You can contact us directly to arrange an initial appointment.


Riverside is a registered charity and we are committed to providing affordable counselling.

Sessions are subsidised by the charity through grants, donations and fundraising.

By choosing to support Riverside your help is making a difference to the mental health and well-being of people in our community. 

Thank you for all your support.


Shanly FoundationStep Change FundOxfordshire Community FoundationCommunity Fund
bacp | Accredited ServiceSouth Oxfordshire | District Council | Listening Learning LeadingSupported by Henley-on-Thames Town Council





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