The coronavirus pandemic has meant that we had to get used to a new normal. We have been asked to socially distance from each other and to self-isolate. The roll-out of the various Covid-19 vaccines has led to a gradual re-opening of more shops, leisure facilities and offices and the prospect of a return to a life that looks like the old normal. But this will take time and you may be feeling anxious, worried, scared, frustrated or just lonely and incredibly sad because lots of things may have changed over the last year. You may have lost a great deal.
But there is still help available even though it is not the face-to-face counselling you may be more familiar with. We offer online and telephone counselling. There are lots of advantages to having counselling using these options. You can still get the help and support you need from a counsellor, wherever you are.
what we offer...
Personal or one-to-one counselling: - People go to counselling for lots of different reasons. We provide help and support for all the types of issues that happen in life. The types of personal issues we have helped people with include stress and anxiety, depression, anger management, self-esteem and confidence issues, loss and bereavement, issues arising from abuse, addiction, career or work concerns, bullying, problems in relationships and families and trauma amongst many others.
Group Sessions: - Group therapy is a kind of counselling that takes place with a group of people together, rather than with an individual during a one-on-one session. Group sessions are a useful way for people who share a common problem or background or need to get support and advice from each other as well as the counsellor.
We currently provide online group support sessions via Zoom.
Telephone Counselling: - This works in the same way as face-to-face counselling, but sessions are carried out over the phone.
Video chat counselling: - This enables you to video chat with your counsellor in real-time with over the internet. We use the Zoom programme and app to do this.
Email counselling - Is a form of online counselling that allows you to work with a counsellor by exchanging emails. You write your problems and concerns in an email, and the counsellor replies with a considered therapeutic response. This may help you if you do not feel comfortable talking about your problems in real time.
Face-to-face counselling: - Currently extremely limited due to the existing pandemic restrictions. We will continue to review this. Please speak to us if you think this is the only way you can access support from us.
Short-term counselling: - You would normally have 8 sessions with a counsellor.
Consider this if ...
You have a goal or are looking for a solution to something that is troubling you.
You have never had counselling before and want to try it, or
You want to have some support with your problems, but money is tight.
Long-term or Open-ended Counselling: - You would be going to counselling for a longer time, for months or more, because the end date is decided much later.
Consider this if...
You have quite a few problems and need a longer time to work through them.
Your concerns have been troubling you for a long time, perhaps since childhood.
You have already had some short-term counselling and/or you think you need more time to look at your problems.
Low-cost counselling: - We offer low-cost counselling based on your ability to pay. If you put off asking for help with mental or emotional problems because money is tight, please get in touch with us. We may be able to help.