“Our wounds are often the openings into the best and most beautiful parts of us“
We offer help with many problems, as listed below. If you or someone you are concerned about is suffering with any of these issues help may be a phone call away.
- Relationship problems
- Alcohol/Drug dependency
- Loss and Bereavement (including working with family and friends affected by suicide)
- Suicide Ideation
- Self-esteem issues
- Stress/Anxiety/Panic attacks
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorders
- Anger management
- Sexual/Physical/Emotional Abuse/Domestic Violence
- Family/Parenting concerns
- Couples Counselling
- Sexuality issues
What to expect when you call us
People who want to access the service can contact us directly, however many clients are referred by their GP or other community-based services. The initial contact with the service is generally by phone which is available between 10am and 2pm daily. Outside these times people can leave a message and this will be followed up as soon as possible.
Our service manager will then arrange an assessment meeting with the prospective client to discuss the service and how it might meet their needs. We will then allocate you a counsellor and arrange a suitable time for your sessions. If we cannot meet your needs we will endeavour to direct you to other services which can be found on this website.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is counselling?
Counselling is a type of talking therapy or psychological therapy. It involves talking to a counsellor about your problems. Counsellors are trained to listen sympathetically and can help you deal with any negative thoughts and feelings. They are also skilled at helping you express your worries and concerns.
Counselling offers a safe space to hear yourself think out loud, express how you're really feeling and discuss concerns and worries with someone who won't judge you.. You can benefit from counselling at any stage in your life. However, it is more likely to consider counselling when you are seeking to make changes, manage events or transitions in your life, or when you are facing a personal crisis.
“The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change.”
Carl R. Rogers
How do I access the service?
How many sessions will I need?
During your first session you can discuss this with your counsellor. Often it is agreed to work together for about 10 sessions which is then reviewed.
How long is a counselling session?
The length of a session varies slightly, but is between 50 and 60 minutes long, generally sessions are on a weekly or fortnightly basis.
How much does it cost?
Clients are asked to pay what they can afford. The person’s income is always taken into consideration and what they feel they can afford. No client will be refused due to their inability to pay. If you require a specialist therapist, will try source one for your needs but this may be at a higher fee.
“The best years of your life are the ones in which you decide your problems are your own. You do not blame them on your mother, the ecology, or the president. You realise that you control your own destiny”