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 15 years), carers and friends are also welcome to use the service.
A Time 2 Talk provides 6 free sessions to anyone who's income is £600.00 or less per month, the 7th and any further sessions will be charged at a reduced rate depending upon net income. The ability to pay will be discussed at the assessment session which will be free of charge.
We ask anyone who has accessed the service for free to make an affordable donation to help us continue to provide a free counselling service.
No one at A Time 2 Talk is paid a salary or expenses, therefore any donations go back into the service running costs.
A huge thank you to everyone who contributed to our Christmas Fayre on Saturday 27th November, including those who donated Raffle prizes, volunteered on the day to support us and you wonderful folk who ventured out in the stormy, snowy wet weather. We raised a massive £793 which will enable us to continue to provide free mental health support in our community.