Because we cannot see everyone at this difficult time we have collected together 100s of resources, activities and links to help you at www.openmindslibrary.com 

Thank you for your patience while Open Minds has set up the appropriate systems to offer counselling and support while our team works from home.  

 

We have the appropriate policies and insurances in place and have created an online contract and referral form for people to read which explains what we can offer during Lockdown, and how it will work.

 https://forms.gle/Xmm4oa2Zcusu85ys6 

 

We can offer you three options: 

 

1) Online face to face counselling through webcame via a dedicated new email address 

onlinetherapy@counsellingdoncaster.com

which your counsellor will use to contact you during sessions. The counsellors only have access to the zoom account during their session times and cannot access the emails, which will be monitored by the admin team. 

 

2) Or we can offer telephone counselling. The counsellor would phone you once a week at an agreed time from a with-held number. 

 

3) If you don't feel that online or telephone counselling will work for you we can also offer welfare check ins, wherein a member of Open Minds team (other than your counsellor) would contact you no more than once a week at an agreed time. This would be for up to 30 minutes by telephone to see how you are getting on, and if necessary and where possible signpost you to appropriate sources of support. 

 

You can learn more about how these work through the document attached here.

 

If you would rather wait until after the pandemic when face to face therapy can resume, please simply wait for us to contact you once government guidelines  allow us to go back to normal working. We are very sorry but during the pandemic Open Minds are not in a position to provide in person face to face counselling. 

 

Our team are working remotely and can access emails Monday to Friday and will aim to answer the phone on weekdays between 10am and 3pm.  

You can access support with financial, food, medical and other needs here: 

https://www.doncaster.gov.uk/services/health-wellbeing/community-hub-for-coronavirus-support 

 

In the meantime you can call the NHS on 01302566999, and the Samaritans on 116123,

 

and you can access help for your mental health online at 

https://www.thecalmzone.net/ and https://www.nhs.uk/oneyou/every-mind-matters/ 

 

We wish you safety and good health 

 

The Team at Open Minds Counselling Services 

Open Minds Counselling Service Ltd.


Main website: http://www.counsellingdoncaster.com 


Phone: 01302 344192 & 07765 224564 
 
Registered Office and Main Address: 28 Christchurch Road DN1 2QL 
 
Charity Number 1155119 Company Number 06695828 

 

WE ARE A CHARITY AND A NOT-FOR-PROFIT COMPANY LIMITED BY GUARANTEE 

Open Minds is a Registered Charity no. 1155119 and a not-for- profit Company no. 06695828 

 

OFFICE HOURS 

We have more than 50 volunteer counsellors but despite the wonderful The National Lottery Community Fund we cannot employ enough children's counsellors to meet demand, and are very short staffed for office volunteers so please be patient;

we will get back to you as soon as we can 

ADDRESS 

28 Christchurch Road 

Doncaster 

​DN1 2QL 

openminds@counsellingdoncaster.com

TEXT US 

07765 224564 

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PHONE US 

07765 224564 

FAX

We do not have a fax 

OPENING HOURS 

 

Monday - Thursday

10am to 7pm 

 

Friday and Saturday:      10am - 3pm 

Counselling, Mentoring, Training and more for adults, children, couples and families 

 

Charity no. 1155119 

Company no. 06695828 

 

​If you would like to make a referral to Open Minds please follow the link below to complete our online referral form. 

 

REFERRALS FOR ADULTS: 

https://forms.gle/CVRzho63tC8VwVRx9 

 

REFERRALS FOR CHILDREN AGED 8 TO 17: 

https://forms.gle/kZu6xFiPfG5GDiyY6

 

Thank you for your time and we look forward to receiving the referral. 

We are very sorry but we are not accepting new referrals for counselling during this period of pandemic as we are not in a position to triage, assess and allocate clients to therapy at present.

We are very sorry for any delay in contacting us. 

 

We have 2 telephones and are also frequently contacted by e-mail for appointments,

this does mean that it can take a while to get through to us. 

 

If you phone us on 07765 224564 and leave a message (or text that number) we are likely to respond sooner. 

 

If you have left us an answerphone message,  text or e-mail and not heard back within a week we suggest phoning again. 

 

Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause. 

 

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