the lowdown supported over 900 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 and non-judgemental environment.

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

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

Who can be referred?

Anyone aged between 11-25 and living within the NN1-NN7 postcode area. Young people can self refer or you can make a referral for them, but 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 to You can also collect a form during our opening times and a support worker can assist with completion if you need it.

What happens next?

After the form has been received, you will normally be contacted within a few 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. You can choose if you want the sessions to be face-to-face or remotely by video call or phone call. You may be offered additional sessions if your counsellor feels that there is a need.

Something Else? Just Ask

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

– Useful Resources –

Check out the informative posters and messages of positivity below. If you have any problems viewing them don’t worry, you can also > download .pdf versions.

We’d love to hear from you

We are based in Northampton town centre so you can pop in and see us, or contact us in other ways if easier.

“There’s no need for you to experience difficult situations alone. We can help…”

~ we are kindly supported by ~
Skip to content