Counselling

Counselling

Most people – around one in four – will experience some form of mental health problem during their lifetime. After all, we don’t expect our physical health to be perfect all the time, and the same applies to our mental health too. These problems can’t always be overcome by a single visit to your GP or by medication alone – and that’s when psychological wellbeing can help. We’re here to offer you the time and care to help you deal with your problems and improve your situation.

Our trained and qualified staff, in discussion with you, will decide which treatment will work best for you and your problems. You’ll find we’re sympathetic, understanding, positive and practical. We work with all kinds of people from all walks of life and we have the experience to help you.

Counselling is able to help people with a broad range of individual and social problems such as:

  • crises in relationships coping with stress resolving fears, panic and anxiety dealing with ongoing family problems working through difficult decisions coping with depression and sadness
  • Other benefits from counselling include developing self expression, creativity and self discovery. Through exploring past and present circumstances new possibilities can be opened up enabling people to take control of their lives:

  • building more fulfilling relationships bringing out creativity and self expression learning to assert their own needs renewing a sense of purpose in life developing paths to self discovery feeling happier
  • What does the treatment consist of?
    You will be offered up to six, 1 hour face to face sessions

    Where and When?
    At a time and location of your choice where possible.

    What if it does not work?

    A system of scheduled reviews to detect and act on non-improvement is in place to enable stepping up to more intensive treatments, stepping down where a less intensive treatment becomes appropriate and stepping out when an alternative treatment or no treatment become appropriate.

    “Treatment should always have the best chance of delivering positive outcomes while burdening the patient as little as possible. “

    As with so many health services, demand outstrips supply so every available psychological wellbeing treatment session is of value. Your non-attendance means that other people are deprived of the opportunity to receive treatment and NHS money is being wasted.

    If you are unable to attend a session you need to inform your practitioner as soon as possible. If you have a planned absence, discuss it with your practitioner and alternative dates and times will be offered.

    Please note that repeated cancellations and failure to attend will lead to a discharge from the service.