Who we are
Time to Talk is a confidential counselling service available free of charge to young people* and at affordable rates for adults in Buckinghamshire.
Our counselling team is made up of paid professionals and volunteers. All our counsellors are carefully chosen, trained to work with young people and adults and are fully qualified or in the advanced stages of their counselling training. They all receive supervision, are fully insured and abide by the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy) code of ethics.
We practice counselling through a variety of therapeutic models including person-centred or psychodynamic approaches, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and others. We offer a mixture of open-ended counselling where there is no fixed limit to the number of sessions offered at the outset, and a fixed number of sessions – usually between 6 and 12.
*Free to young people aged 11 to 19 or up to 25 if you have special needs. From £10 an hour for adults aged 19 or over.
We understand that there may be times when you need access to support urgently. Below are details of emergency help that is available. If you or someone you know has seriously harmed themselves, or is feeling like they are about to harm themselves, call 999 or go to the nearest A&E Department. In Buckinghamshire this is at Stoke Mandeville Hospital.
Papyrus – for prevention of young suicide
Samaritans – support for anyone who needs help
Call: 116 123
Free to call, available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. You don't have to be suicidal to call.
Child Line - help for anyone under 19 with any issue they’re going through
Call: 0800 1111
Free, confidential and available any time, day or night.
Bucks Mind for young people
Call: 01494 463364
We're here to listen and help
Time to Talk is managed by Adviza Partnership which is a charity that supports vulnerable people, helping them to raise their aspirations and achieve their full potential.
Adviza services range from counselling and mentoring young people who are struggling to cope, to advice and information for students making important choices about their careers, and support for job-seeking adults in the local community. In everything we do we aim to remove barriers and build confidence.
Most of our work is funded, but we also sell some services to help raise our own funds. Over the years, like many charities, we have witnessed significant cuts in Government funding, especially in areas that were designed to support vulnerable young people.
As a not for profit organisation, we are committed to reinvesting any income to support those most in need.