Who is it for?
Counselling may help someone who is experiencing issues like: relationship breakdown, abuse, eating disorders, phobias, people who are recovering from mental ill-health or have major decisions to make. It can also help those who are living with or caring for someone with a problem. You don’t have to have a specific `problem’ to benefit from counselling.
Counselling can also be useful for anyone experiencing dissatisfaction with life or a loss of direction or purpose, or those feeling anxious, panicky or depressed.
You can apply directly to us over the phone 01437 769982 and you do not have to be referred by your doctor. Alternatively you can drop into our Resource Centre (open every day). We’ll take contact details and a very brief reason for why you are looking into counselling for example ‘relationship breakdown’. Once your space becomes available one of our counsellors will call you and arrange an initial assessment before deciding how best to move forward.
What is counselling?
Counselling takes place in a private and confidential setting and is an opportunity to explore difficult issues or distressing feelings that you may be experiencing. Our counsellors will not tell you what to do but will help you make your own decisions about your own life – together you will work towards a more positive and productive future.
How long will it take?
This depends on your situation. Short term counselling for a specific problem may take six weekly sessions, while deep-rooted problems will need longer. You and your counsellor will work together on timescales and this will be reviewed as you progress.
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How much will it cost?
There is no charge for our counselling service although if you’d like to make a donation then that would be gratefully received – just ask your counsellor for more info!