What is ‘The Bridge’?

The Bridge is a free counselling service based in Accrington for young people aged 11 – 18.
We offer counselling for young people who wish to talk to someone, for example you may want to talk about:

  • 20170424_123718 (002)1Feeling depressed / anxious
  • Making friends / keeping friends
  • Chaos at home
  • Feeling angry and don’t know why
  • Bullying
  • Having a tough time
  • Parents splitting up
  • Death of someone special
  • Confused feelings about who I am
  • Wanting to hurt myself or others


Who will I be seeing?

We have a team of professional counsellors who have been trained to work with young people. We would like to provide a safe space for you to feel comfortable enough to share things that are worrying you. Our counsellors will listen, help you understand your feelings and help you come up with a way forward with your issues. We are friendly, considerate and will listen to you whatever your problem or concern.


What happens after contacting The Bridge?

One of our counsellors will see you for a first session; this will give you the chance to ask any questions you may have about the service.
More sessions can then be arranged for you depending on how you feel about seeing a counsellor; the choice is yours.



Our counselling service is confidential, which means that what you discuss in your sessions will stay between your counsellor and yourself. (However, if your counsellor has serious concerns about your safety or that of someone else, he or she may need to talk to someone else about it. Your counsellor will be able to discuss this with you in detail).

Comfy chair in a warm looking councelling roomFor more information on seeing a counsellor,

call: 01254 233 467,

or email: counselling@maundyrelief.org.uk 

‘The Bridge at Maundy’
21 Abbey Street

Office opening times: Monday to Friday, 9:00am – 4:00pm