Our Counselling Service
Amongst the services we provide is a professional Counselling Service. This confidential service is delivered in accordance with the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy’s ethical guidelines. We work with women and men of all ages from 16 upwards.
We accept referrals from Health Professionals, Social Services, EAPs, Colleges, Rural Outreach and facilitators of the Centre’s Wellbeing Programmes (e.g. Freedom). Clients can also refer themselves and are, often, recommended by friends or family.
What is Counselling?
Counselling gives the opportunity for you to talk about your problems and difficulties in a safe and confidential environment. It gives support during times of transitions, crisis or loss. For example, we work with those who are depressed, stressed, anxious, lacking in confidence, or with those who are bereaved, lonely or confused. We also offer anger management.
The work can help you to become more aware of what is important to you, to discover your strengths, communicate better and to overcome the obstacles that are blocking you. Exploring difficult emotions and experiences can help you find the choices open to you and increase your sense of wellbeing and autonomy.
During the first session your counsellor will listen to what brought you to the meeting and plan, with you, how to make the most out of your counselling. Your counsellor will also ask you to agree to a financial contribution depending on what you can, reasonably, afford. Each session lasts for 50 minutes.
Collectively the team can provide the following therapies: CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, BSFT (Brief Solution Focused Therapy, ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy), CFT (Compassion Focused Therapy), TA (Transactional Analysis) and Person Centred Therapy.
You may find counselling useful if you are:
- Depressed, anxious or angry
- Suffering with an eating disorder
- Suffering with PTSD
- Feeling ‘stuck’, unhappy or lonely
- Have low self-worth, lack confidence or motivation
- Or if you have experienced abuse.
or you are undergoing life changes such as:
- Diagnosis of Illness
- Divorce or Separation
- Infertility or Miscarriage