Christ Church is home to Communicare Counselling Service, an independent counselling service located in the purpose-built suite of rooms in the Communicare building. Originally founded by the church, Communicare Counselling Service has its own management team and over 30 qualified counsellors.



About Communicare Counselling Service

Communicare Counselling Service is a non-profit making charitable trust (reg. charity no. 1109521), set up in 1984 with the financial support of Christ Church, Uxbridge and offering professional and affordable counselling and psychotherapy to clients aged 18+.


The service is an Organisational Member of The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and works within their ethical framework.



The Service

The Service offers individual clients and couples an opportunity to explore how to live in a more satisfying and purposeful way, to understand themselves better and approach difficulties by using their own inner resources. Daytime, evening and Saturday appointments are available.


Counselling is also provided for the employees of other organisations, and supervision for counsellors in private practice or staff working in settings where professional supervision is not available. Groups and short courses can sometimes be arranged.



Who can benefit?

Anyone who has difficulty with

  • low self esteem
  • anxiety or stress
  • loss or bereavement
  • unhappiness or depression
  • relationship difficulties
  • sexuality or sexual identity
  • separation or divorce
  • traumatic experiences
  • behaviours they want to change
  • addictive behaviours
  • finding meaning in life
  • recovering from past or recent abuse
  • feeling isolated or lonely
  • panic attacks
  • health or disability issues
  • childhood issues
  • work-related issues
  • managing transition or change


If what is concerning you does not fit neatly into these categories counselling may still be of help. Or it may be that nothing in particular is troubling you but you wish to give yourself an opportunity to talk things over and find new ways of enriching your life.



How it works

When you phone with an enquiry, please leave a message and a counsellor will telephone you within 48 hours to answer your queries, discuss your needs and explain what the service can offer. If you feel that counselling could be helpful, the counsellor will offer you a brief telephone assessment of your needs, with a view to arranging a meeting for you with a suitable counsellor. In some cases, if this service is not appropriate, another agency may be recommended to you as a more suitable resource.


Counselling sessions usually last 50 minutes and take place regularly in a private and confidential setting. The overall number of counselling sessions depends on the concerns and issues involved and the depth of work required.



The Practitioners

There is a team of over 20 professional, self-employed counsellors and psychotherapists trained in a variety of recognised therapeutic disciplines.  All work is overseen by experienced supervisors.




Every effort is made to ensure all members of the community are able to access our services and that it is affordable. Payment will be discussed when you contact the service.



Making contact

If you think the service may be useful to you, please contact us by telephone on 01895 256 056 or email at Please make sure the email includes your name and contact telephone number.

All contact is confidential within the service.