What do our clients say about Open Minds? 

"Counselling has made me better. Looking forward to [the] future now" 


"When I was struggling to deal with a particularly stressful time in my life you gave me [my counsellor]...She helped me put some perspective on the things, and gave me strategies to enable me to have the confidence to deal with things when they arise." 


"It helped me get back up out of the shadows" (Child client).


"I looked forward to my sessions...and every time came away feeling a sense of release, a sense of having dealt with something.  I now feel much happier and able to cope with life’s up and downs.  I have since suggested you to others I know who would benefit from your caring, calm approach." 


"My daughter loved the approach – counselling was in a fun,  non-pressure environment.  She actually loved to come to see her counsellor,  understand her feelings and events in her life." 


"The fact that at my time of desperate need I was allocated an appointment with a specialised counsellor within 1 week!  Nearly 1 year on I am ‘on the mend’!  Thanks" 


"An excellent,  constructive,  hugely beneficial service which massively has a positive impact for my family!" 


"The professional,  caring,  understanding approach of all the staff at Open Minds.  When we were desperate for help with our son they were there with practical and sensitive help.  They are angels and it is a service that is desperately needed in Doncaster." 


“You provide an essential service; you are a little oasis of calm in a sometime chaotic world” (Client and their parent).


"I genuinely found that Open Minds have a fantastic service to help and support others,  the staff and volunteers are doing an amazing service,  they are warm,  kind,  genuine,  sincere and very friendly indeed.  Their service is amazing and I sincerely hope they are able to continue providing an outstanding service." 


"It worked in a very positive way for my child who is now happy and well and can now cope with life and all that it throws at him" 


"I truly believe there is a huge need for what [Open Minds] do.  Some people will never realise how much you service is needed as they haven’t had dark enough times to have to find you.  You are angels!" 


 "[My counsellor] helped me to help myself.  The small steps she encouraged me to take each week.  Knowing she was there." 

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 



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07765 224564 
07765 224564 

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


Charity no. 1155119 

Company no. 06695828 




Monday - Thursday

10am to 7pm 


Friday and Saturday:      10am - 3pm 

As a result of COVID19 measures we are only able to answer the phone Monday to Friday 10am to 3pm.

Thank you for your patience while we adapt to these difficult times.  

We are only able to offer telephone or online therapy to adults during the pandemic  

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 

We are very sorry but we are not accepting new referrals for children's 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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