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Counselling in Blackburn and Burnley

Brook Blackburn and Brook Burnley offer a free and confidential counselling service for people aged 13-24. Find out more about this service, including how to refer yourself or someone else.

What is counselling?

Counselling is a place to talk and to be heard, without judgement. It helps you look at difficult situations and get a better understanding of what is happening or has happened. It can also be a space where you can talk things through and work towards making decisions.

A counsellor’s job is to understand, as best as they can, the situation or events that are affecting you. They won’t tell you what to do or how to live you life.

Who is it for?

This service is for young people aged 13-24, living in East Lancashire and Blackburn with Darwen.

How do appointments work?

Appointments are weekly and last for 50 minutes. You will usually be signed up for 8 sessions.

East Lancashire (Brook Burnley): Appointments are face-to-face at Brook Burnley or at The Zone, Nelson Youth Centre, Leeds Rd, Nelson BB9 8EL.

Blackburn with Darwen (Brook Blackburn): Appointments are face-to-face at Brook Blackburn or at The Everybody Centre, Simmon’s Street, Blackburn BB2 1AX.

How do I get an appointment?

If you would like to register for our counselling service you can send us a text with your name to one of the numbers below. You’ll get a phone call from our counselling team to confirm your details, and then they will place you on our waiting list. Waiting times vary but are usually 1-2 months (we’ll advise when we speak to you what you might expect).

East Lancashire (Brook Burnley): 07760 163327

Blackburn with Darwen (Brook Blackburn): 07824 164271

Professional referrals

Professionals wishing to refer a young person can download this form and, once filled out, send it to el.counselling@brook.org.uk.

Please note, our email system is encrypted. However, if your email system is not encrypted, please do not email the referral but telephone us on the relevant number above instead.


I got to talk about whatever I needed to, and was provided with helpful solutions and strategies to help in areas I struggle with.

Counselling really helped with me opening up with my problems and help seeing things as they are.

I felt absolutely worthless at the start and now am really starting to appreciate myself and realise people like me.

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