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the lowdown supported over 600 young people last year with one to one counselling. There is no need for you to experience difficult situations alone, we are here to help.

Counselling can facilitate, support and empower you to make positive changes in a safe, friendly, confidential, non-judgemental environment.

Who can refer?

ANYONE, aged between 11-25 and living within the NN1-NN7 postcode area. The young person must always have consented to the referral.

How do I refer?

Use our ONLINE referral form or download the form and email this to You can also collect a form during our opening times and a support worker can assist with completion if you need it.

What next?

After the form has been received, you will normally be contacted within 2 weeks and offered a 1:1 assessment appointment with a qualified counsellor to discuss your needs. Your name will then be added to our waiting list and the lowdown will contact you when a counselling appointment is available.

How do sessions work?

Our initial offer is 6-8 sessions for 45 minutes with the same counsellor, at the same time each week.

We can help you with a wide range of issues including:

• Abuse • Addiction • Anger • Anxiety • Bereavement • Bullying • Depression • Eating Disorders • Emotional Wellbeing
• Family and Relationship Problems • Gender Identity • Homelessness • Loneliness • Pregnancy • Sexuality • Self-Esteem
• Self-Harm • Stress

Something Else? Just Ask

We know it can feel like a big step to take, but we’re here for you!

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We'd love to hear from you!

We are based in the heart of Northampton’s town centre so you can pop in and see us, or you can contact us in other ways if that’s easier for you.

"We know it can feel like a big step to take, but we’re here for you!"

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This form is for self-referrals and assisted self-referrals to access the lowdown’s services.