Children’s Centre Counselling Service

Free counselling for parents and carers of 0–5s in the Leeds area

What we do

The Children’s Centre Counselling Service provides free counselling for parents and carers of young children – or those expecting a child – in the Leeds area. We support people with a range of issues, including anxiety, depression, bereavement, relationship difficulties, and how best to care for their children and themselves.

The service is free, independent, professional and confidential.

Counselling sessions are held at various children’s centres across the city, and are open to parents/carers throughout the Leeds area.

Who for

You can access the Children’s Centre Counselling Service if you are:

  • the parent or carer of a child 0-5 …
  • … or pregnant, or your partner is pregnant
  • living in the Leeds area

For more detail about how we use your information, please see our Privacy Notice for the Children’s Centre Counselling Service.

How to refer

Please refer yourself or a client via one of these online forms:


Unfortunately, there was a technical difficulty with the online referral forms for this service during the first part of April 2022. The problem has now been rectified, but any online referrals submitted between 1 April and 22 April have not been received. If you made an online referral during this period, please submit a new referral or call us on 0113 245 0303 or email us at
We are very sorry for the inconvenience.

For enquiries, please call 0113 245 0303, or email us at

Alternatively, call/text your nearest counsellor if you prefer:

Debbie – 07932 111 934
Armley, Bramley, Castleton, Wortley, Hollybush

Andrea – 07985 959 071
Burley, Kirkstall, Hawksworth, Woodhouse, Little London, Swinnow, Farnley

Pam – 07985 959 072
Burmantofts, Harehills, Gipton, Roundhay Road, Chapeltown, Meanwood, Middleton, Beeston

Sue – 07962 655 667
Seacroft, Swarcliffe, Meadowfield, Halton, Richmond Hill

Karen – 07985 960 937
Cottingley, Hunslet, Bell Isle, Holbeck, Beeston Hill


of our clients reported that counselling had helped them in their role as a parent/carer, and that their children had also benefited.

“I felt really unsure about counselling and suffered for years. People scared me saying I might get my kids taken away from me if I asked for help. I can’t believe what a difference it has made. I am starting a course and … I am laughing and dancing with the kids – they have their mum back.”

– Testimonial

Partners & commissioners

The Children’s Centre Counselling Service is commissioned by Leeds City Council Children’s Services and run by Northpoint Wellbeing.