About Our Service
At Creative Minds it is our mission to work in partnership with the community in order to provide an accessible service that aims to improve the mental health and well-being of children, adults and young people of all ages and backgrounds.
We are working hard to build a community of support for those who may be on lengthy waiting lists for therapeutic input and who may need immediate intervention for their mental health. This includes support for parents and carers too. A place where people can come and experience a professional, yet non-clinical service with the aim of bridging the gap of lengthy waiting periods to help prevent the point of crisis.
With counsellors always at hand, we aim to be approachable and friendly, and provide a non-clinical, non-judgmental and informal environment.
North Star Counselling was first established by Nicola Pallas in 2017. Over the years Nicola has seen and experienced the frustration from different people around the struggles for immediate support when it comes to mental health for children, adults, young people and their families. With waiting list from 6 months to a year, clients being refused therapeutic input, and some families not being able to afford private counselling, Nicola witnessed more and more people coming through the door at crisis point. Nicola’s aim is to provide a fun, creative and educational service that is safe and easily accessible. Nicola maintains a flexible and inclusive service providing support for all, no matter their background. Sessions are affordable or free where possible. In February 2019 Creative Minds - North Star Counselling CIC was born. Nicola and her team are working hard to try and provide a service she has envisioned to the people of the community who deserve it most.
Are you eligible for free counselling?
Thanks to The National Lottery Community Fund we are able to offer up to 50 people* in our community access to free counselling. The funding will help support those who have experienced trauma and who may be experiencing thoughts of taking their own life.
* Age 6 - 25 years old.
To check if you are eligible, click the button below and fill in the eligibility check list.