Reach Out Counselling


Reach Out Counselling is a Big Lottery funded service throughout Surrey which offers up to 12 weeks of free counselling to people struggling with substance use issues.

Very often people who use substances are dealing with traumatic events in their lives. With counselling we can help people gain the skills needed to find other ways to deal with difficulties, and help lead to an improved quality of life and a real belief in a better future.

Drug and alcohol use can have devastating effects on other people. Counselling is also available for friends, family members and partners who need support to cope with living with someone else’s dependence – to help them make decisions and explore choices.

We also offer counselling to people struggling with mental health problems such as stress and anxiety who might also have substance use as an additional problem.

Currently we have of 40 qualified counsellors across Surrey in 13 different places ensuring that it is accessible to as many people as possible.  That is over 5000 hours of counselling offered every year.


All it takes is a phone call to us and the friendly team will get some initial information and book an assessment.  A qualified counsellor is allocated to each person. Sessions over the 12 weeks will take place at the same time and in the same place and with the same person.  If there are still issues which are unresolved, a re-referral is possible to provide further support.

to say that Reach Out have provided a lifeline to myself and my family is a gross understatement

Changing behaviour is not easy. Relationships are often damaged and broken as a result and mending these is key to the process of recovery.  With this in mind we may be able to offer couples counselling where both partners can work together to explore and resolve issues through better communication, expression and goal setting.

Addiction comes in many forms and we have successfully trialled the counselling service to include gambling, porn and retail addictions.  Please get in touch to find out more.

lottery funded

it has helped me to start to identify issues to resolve…….it made me feel better about myself