The waiting list for short-term counselling is closed as of February 2019. We will post an update here when we are able to take referrals.
Counselling is the chance for you to talk about any concerns you may be going through over up to twenty 1-hour sessions in consecutive weeks with a trained counsellor. S/he will help you to explore what is troubling you, and help you to work towards sorting out a solution.
Many people experience difficulties in all sorts of areas in their lives. These might include personal relationships, situations at work, or problems at home. If these difficulties are getting on top of you or making you unhappy, it may be helpful to see a counsellor.
During a counselling session you have the chance to discuss any thoughts, feelings and emotions that you are experiencing. Your counsellor will listen very carefully to what you are saying, and help you to explore possible changes that you may want to make in your life.
- Your counsellor will try to see your issues the same way as you see them, and will assist you to explore your different options and possibilities.
- Your counsellor will help you to look at any decisions you may want to make, but you will always retain your rights and the responsibility to make your own choices.
- Any information you give during counselling is confidential. You will be informed of our confidentiality policy at your initial appointment.
We have accessible ground floor facilities at two of our sites. But please inform us if you have any special requirement.
We have counsellors from a range of ethnic and cultural backgrounds and some who have personal experience of living with disability. We also have Lesbian and Gay counsellors. If you have a preference for seeing a specific counsellor, we will do our best to meet your requirements.
Your counselling will be in a comfortable, private room, at one of our three sites. You will be informed of which site you will come to and how to get there when your initial appointment is made. There are daytime and evening appointments available.