Community Counselling Service

Have you or someone close had a diagnosis of Dementia, Parkinson, sight impairment, mobility loss, autism, ADHD or another life changing condition that is impacting on mental health and well-being?

Do you have someone you care for who is no longer able to function independently which is resulting in issues such as anxiety, stress, low mood, anger, depression or grief?

We offer a Counselling or Listening Service to individuals whose emotional well-being is compromised because of the changes in life style due to a medical condition.  Changes such as loss of independent living, mobility restrictions, loss of employment, moving into sheltered accommodation and relying on others for care.

Our Listening Service is available to anyone who has a recent diagnosis and will give them an opportunity to explore their feelings whilst being supported by someone else that they trust.  The person using the service can bring along a friend or relative to be with them whilst they talk to a fully qualified counsellor.  The counsellor will listen and empower the person to discuss their concerns with a view to improve their perception of life and resolve their issues effectively.

Our Counselling Service takes place in a safe, non-judgemental and friendly environment, with a supportive counsellor.  We offer confidentiality support to explore the area where you are ‘stuck’ and our service is tailored to your needs.  This service is available to anyone who is in need of the support of a counsellor.

A Time 2 Talk is open to all the family, partners, children (over the age of 5 years), carers and friends are also welcome to use the service.

Fees

A Time 2 Talk provides 6 free sessions to anyone in receipt of benefits (including state pension), further sessions are at a fee of £10.00.

There are occasions when room hire may apply if the session is held at a venue other than Disability North.  

We ask anyone who has accessed the service for free to make a small donation to help us continue the work we do.