Counselling Centre

Registered Charity No. 1082850

Tel. 01530 560921          Email:

Patrons: Babette Rothschild & Divine Charura                           Updated: 9:00 4th June 2023

Welcome to The Haven

The Haven Counselling Centre main office is in Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Leicestershire, and we also offer counselling in Loughborough, arranged through the Ashby office.

The Haven is a registered charity supported by contributions from clients and donations from other sources.

We aim to offer clients space and time to help explore and clarify any difficulties they may be facing. Difficulties such as personal and relationship issues, bereavement, illness, stress, redundancy, depression, sexual, physical, emotional or spiritual abuse.

We work with clients from any ethnic background, of any faith or none.

As counsellors and therapists we work to the client’s agenda. This may include a spiritual dimension if the client wishes.

We offer short and long term therapy dependant on the needs of the client.

Counselling may help you understand and value yourself more, with opportunity to face the future with greater confidence.

Our work is confidential except in certain circumstances which will be discussed with the client.


Who we are

The Haven began life as Christian Care and Counsel in the 1980’s and gained charity status in 1999 to become The Haven.

We are a team of professional counsellors and therapists who volunteer time freely to The Haven.

The counsellors come from many differing theoretical and experiential backgrounds.   They are individually accredited or working towards accreditation with BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) or UKCP (United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy).

As an organisation The Haven is accredited by ACC (Association of Christian Counsellors).

Counsellors and clients come from a wide area throughout the region covering Leicestershire, Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and Staffordshire.

All therapeutic work is professionally supervised. All our team are DBS checked.

The Haven is overseen by voluntary Trustees and is registered with the Information Commissioner's Office.

Read about our Patrons

How we work

If you think that counselling could help you, or you would like more information about The Haven, please phone 01530 560921. You may need to leave a message. All messages are accessed regularly by our management team. Please leave your name and telephone number clearly and we will return your call.

In response to your request for counselling, we will send you a registration form. The information you provide on this form is strictly confidential. New clients are asked to return the completed registration form enclosing a one-off registration fee of £20 to the Ashby office. This helps to cover the administration costs and the initial assessment session.

The assessment meeting will last for 50 minutes and you will be seen by one of the centre managers. There will be an opportunity for you to ask questions you may have about counselling/therapy and for us to find out what your needs might be.

If you decide to go ahead with counselling, we will match you with one of our counsellors who can best meet your needs.

We understand that for some people private counselling is not financially possible. (Private counselling may cost up to £60 per session). We ask you at assessment to consider what you will give per session, dependant upon your income. If you are a tax payer please consider Gift Aiding your donation.

contact us

Please make all enquiries by telephoning:
01530 560921
Or by email:
For CPD information please see Counsellors Page

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