The Hamar Centre counselling and wellbeing services are provided by The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust and are supported by SaTH Charity.

Key Info

Contact Us

01743 261035


Opening times
Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm. (please note: the Hamar Centre is not a crisis centre and as such is it not open at weekends, public holidays or between Christmas and New Year).  

About Us

The Hamar Centre provides psychological and wellbeing services for individuals who have been diagnosed with a life threatening or an acute and on-going illness such as cancer or renal failure. Receiving a life threatening or an acute on-going illness can be frightening and overwhelming. The Hamar Centre offers 1:1 counselling, where you can talk to one of our experienced counsellors and access our other support services to help you through this difficult time.

Counselling offers you a time and place where you can explore your emotions and experiences in complete confidence. This confidential process can help you to identify problems, express your feelings and explore different ways of coping with the illness and treatment. The counsellor is skilled in listening and in helping you to express yourself in a way that feels right for you. The regular sessions last for 50 minutes and the frequency will be discussed with your counsellor. Counsellors are impartial and may use a variety of approaches depending on your particular needs.

What the Centre Offers

A range of services and groups are provided from the Hamar Centre including:

  • 1:1 counselling (face to face, video call or telephone counselling)
  • A range of group work e.g. Mindfulness and Tai Chi
  • Complimentary Therapies
  • Wig fitting Service

Please note that some services and groups will change throughout the year (due to COVID-19 some of these services are currently on hold), so please contact the centre for more information about what is currently available.

The following services are also located within the Centre:

  • Macmillan Information Support Centre
  • Macmillan Welfare Support Team
  • Lingen Davies Fund

Our Staff

Self-referrals and referrals from healthcare professionals are welcome, please contact the Hamar Centre Administrators for more information.

Counselling services are provided by the following team members:-

Nikki Haycox – Nikki is available to offer counselling sessions on Monday and Wednesday

Julie Reiling – Julie is available to offer counselling sessions on Monday, Wednesday and Friday

Jenny England– Jenny is available to offer counselling on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday

Elizabeth Harris – Elizabeth is available for counselling on Tuesdays and Wednesdays

The Hamar Centre welcomes and very much values donations made to its charitable fund, which supports a range of additional wellbeing services. If you would like more information making a donation then please email