“For me, counselling was a lifesaver. I never used to talk to anyone. For years, I would keep things bottled up and then cry hysterically on my own as to not inconvenience anyone. I would hide it so I wouldn’t have to confront my thoughts and fears.”
We follow the Codes of Ethics and Professional Procedures of the BCAP, and work in the strictest confidence.
You may be in the midst of a crisis, looking for resolution around a particular issue, feeling stuck or dissatisfied with life, or in need of a safe space where you can unburden your thoughts and feelings.
Making the first step is often the most difficult, and yet for many clients, making contact with a counsellor, in confidence, marks a threshold. A moment where we begin to build towards a positive future. If you are interested in finding out more please contact us.
We offer short term and long term and open-ended counselling up to 12 months, providing one to one support tailored to your individual needs.
Our counselling service is offered on a face-to-face basis.
Our counsellors have experience counselling a diverse range of clients experiencing:
- low self-esteem
- confidence issues
- relationship difficulties
- issues at work
- eating issues
Our counselling fees
As a charity, we need to charge a small fee to cover the cost of delivering our counselling service. We regularly review our charges and always try to keep the cost of counselling as low as possible, so that as many people as possible can access the service. Our current counselling fees are as follows:
- £40 per weekly session
- £10 per weekly session for those unemployed, low income or on qualifying benefits
How to access counselling
If you are interested in counselling the first step is to contact us by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org, calling us on 01633 258741.
Our staff will get back to you with an initial form to complete and if our service is suitable we will endeavour to start the counselling process as soon as is possible.
Our waiting list is currently 12 – 18 weeks but can vary.
FAQs about Counselling
Usually, counselling focuses on a specific issue for a limited amount of time. Therapy can be more long-term and focuses on you as an individual — how you see yourself and the world, your thoughts, and your behaviours, as well as the underlying patterns of why you do the things you do.
Counselling can help you cope with:
an upsetting physical health condition, such as infertility
a difficult life event, such as a bereavement, a relationship breakdown or work-related stress
difficult emotions – for example, low self-esteem or anger
other issues, such as sexual identity
At your appointment, you’ll be encouraged to talk about your feelings and emotions with a trained therapist, who’ll listen and support you without judging or criticising.
The therapist can help you gain a better understanding of your feelings and thought processes, and find your own solutions to problems. But they will not usually give advice or tell you what to do.
If counselling doesn’t feel like the right solution for you, you can find other services on our services page