More About Therapy 

Therapuetic Approaches 


We believe that the therapuetic relationship between the counsellor and the client is the most important thing towards enabling the client to explore what they need to in a safe and warm environment. 


Towards this we ask all of our counsellors,  regardless of their peofessional styles,  to have a relational foundation to their therapuetic relationships. 


By this we mean that they empathise with the client,  are non-judgemental and they work to the client's agenda.  Mostly our counsellors are humanistic integrative practitioners,  which means they combine elements of different theoretical approaches in order to pull together tools which they use to benefit the client. 

We offer one to one therapy to help people address problems they experience including; 


1)  Anger-management and reducing Domestic Violence

2) Parenting Skills 

3) Relationship and Communication skills 

4) Strategies to cope with inappropriate sexual attraction (including if you are attracted to children)

5) Self-esteem building 

6) Anxiety & Depression 

7) Sleep problems 

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



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 


28 Christchurch Road 


​DN1 2QL


07765 224564 


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07765 224564 
01302 344192 


We do not have a fax 



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 


​In an effort to go paperless at Open Minds please follow the link below to complete our online referral form.


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

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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