About us

Cornerstone was conceived by Susan Campbell and Gail Evans in 2005. Sue and Gail had known each other for over 10 years since Susan was a student of Gail’s at Sheffield Hallam University. Between them, Sue and Gail have been qualified counsellor/psychotherapists and counselling supervisors for over 35 years.

Gail now teaches Counselling at The Academy: SPACE. In 2007 she had her first book published—Counselling Skills for Dummies.

Sue and Gail bought the Cornerstone building and opened the service in February 2006. The aims were to:

  • offer a dedicated ‘talking therapies’ service in a welcoming and calm environment
  • provide an approachable service that clients could trust
  • offer appropriate help for a wide range of issues
  • recruit and vet qualified therapists to be Associates
  • have Associates who could bring a range of approaches, unique skills and personal characteristics
  • check that Associates were supervised and insured in line with professional guidelines
  • respond quickly and professionally to prospective clients
  • assist prospective clients to find the therapist who would be right for them.

Cornerstone now has around 45 therapists offering a broad range of possible help for many of the emotional relationships and general life challenges that face people. 

We offer face to face counselling and online (Zoom) as well as telephone counselling.

The service has gained a positive local and national reputation, with many referrals now coming through recommendation from service-users. We receive self referrals, GP’s, social care, professional referrals, and companies. 

Alongside we have staff counselling contract with South Yorkshire Housing Association, South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue, and more recently with The University of Law.

Whether you are a prospective client yourself, or are thinking of referring someone, please don’t hesitate to contact us to discuss any questions you have.

Should you wish to organise staff counselling for your organisation or a member of your organisation, please call our Business Development Manager Nicola Westwood on 07940 096784.