Counselling and therapy is available to anyone regardless of age, gender or when the assault/abuse took place. You do not have to report an incident to be able to engage in our therapy service.
What is counselling and therapy?
Counselling and therapy are umbrella terms that cover a range of talking therapies. Where talking about emotions feels difficult, our therapists will help you to find other ways to express your feelings such as writing, drawing and other creative methods you feel comfortable with.
What happens once I have referred myself?
Once you have completed a referral form, you will be invited for an assessment to look at what has brought you to contact us. We discuss and explore your current needs and readiness for therapy at this time.
When therapy begins time is set aside by you and the therapist, which usually lasts for 50 minutes (weekly) and normally held on an agreed day and time, and an agreed place. The place is private, undisturbed and cannot be overheard or interrupted. An agreement between you and your counsellor will be made with you about confidentiality in the very first session.
Therapy might include talking about your life experiences, (past and present), feelings, emotions, relationships, ways of thinking and patterns of behaviour. Our therapists will do their best to help you to look at your current difficulties and help you find healthier ways of coping.
Therapy is not advice. You will not be told what to do. Your therapist will help you make your own decisions and identify what is right for you. Therapy helps to increase your self-awareness and this can empower you to make positive changes in your life.
“I’ve been able to talk stuff through and make sense of it, rather than it just going round and round my head.”