counsellingWelcome to The Retreat

At The Retreat, we offer counselling for a range of issues by qualified and experienced therapists, each working independently and in our own individual way.  There is a brief overview of each counsellor, but please click the link to each Counsellor Directory profile for full details.

We are hopeful that we have provided all the information you need but if not, then please get in touch and we will be happy to discuss your enquiry further.  You can call for a chat, email or text your enquiry and we will get back to you at the earliest opportunity.

What is counselling?

There are times when life can be demanding, stressful and can feel overwhelming, especially in distressing circumstances such as bereavement or divorce.  We offer a very safe place to share and express your feelings, you will be listened to in confidence and without judgement about the things that are important to you.  You might even feel unsure how to define or explain your issues or where to begin when discussing your personal problems, but your counsellor will guide you.

So briefly… counselling is about focusing on you as an individual, establishing your expectations and gaining an understanding of your difficulties through your experiences and feelings.  Using therapeutic skills, your counsellor will work with you to explore how and why these issues affect your life and how to work towards a positive outcome.


The Retreat is located in Halesowen town centre so is easily accessible when travelling by car or bus from Birmingham, Stourbridge, Brierley Hill, Dudley, Wolverhampton, Kidderminster, Bromsgrove and Oldbury.

Car Parking is available nearby and is currently FREE of charge for 1 hour parking.

Bus Routes travel directly into Halesowen Bus Station, which is only 2 minutes walk from The Retreat.

If you require directions or parking information, just get in touch with us. Alternatively for Bus travel please use www.nxbus.co.uk.

We are situated within a small row of shops between the church (St John the Baptist) and Halesowen CofE Primary School.  You can access The Retreat via the staircase between the Clothing Alterations Shop and Harvingtons Hair Salon; you will see a sign for Pure Beauty so head for this and you will find us at the top of the stairs.  Don’t worry if you’re unable to find us, just give us a call!