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Counselling service

As an RCN member you can get free, confidential support and assistance to help you to deal with challenging emotional issues you may face.

This includes personal problems such as stress, depression, anxiety, bereavement, relationship breakdown, domestic violence, substance misuse, eating disorders and low self-esteem. We can also help with work-related difficulties such as bullying and harassment, managing your workload, manager/supervisor relationships and adjusting to new responsibilities.

Make an appointment

To make an appointment, call the RCN on 0345 772 6100. You can call between 8.30am and 8.30pm, seven days a week, 365 days a year. 

The counselling service operates over the telephone so you can access counselling at a time that suits you. One of our counsellors will phone you at an agreed time, so the RCN pays for the call. 

What to expect

During your first appointment the counsellor will establish what help you need, and arrange further contact if needed.

As part of your counselling with the RCN we will invite you to complete a brief, confidential questionnaire. The information you provide will give focus to your sessions, help your counsellor understand how you are at the moment, and help us evaluate our service.

If you decide not to complete the questionnaire this will not affect your access to the service.

Further information

You can also get help on a range of workplace issues.


We're here for you

To book a counselling session, call the RCN any time from 8.30am to 8.30pm, 365 days a year on 0345 772 6100.

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