Community Counselling Service

 

Our specialist area is to offer a counselling or listening service to individuals who are facing the impact of life changing conditions that can result in:

  • Loss of living independently
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Stress
  • Adjusting to a way of living
  • Loss of employment
  • Moving to sheltered accommodation
  • Mobility loss
  • Sight impairment
  • Relying on others for care

Is the person you care for in need of a counselling or listening service following a newly diagnoses of Dementia, Parkinson's, a sight impairment or mobility loss, autism, ADHD, or any other life changing condition?

Do you have someone close no longer able to function independently, is their crisis resulting in issues such as anxiety, loss, anger, depression and grief?

Our Listening service is available to everyone, especially to newly diagnosed individuals with conditions that impact on life style and life choices.  The listening service will give the person you are concerned about the time to explore their feelings whilst being supported by you or someone else that they trust.  Being listened to will empower people to work through any concerns they may have to improve their perception of life and resolve their issues effectively.

Are you experiencing difficulties in coping with watching a loved one manage with their diagnosis?

Our service is provided in a friendly environment, with supportive counsellors in a safe, non-judgemental place.  Confidentiality at the heart of our practice to offer support to explore areas where clients have become ‘stuck’.  Our service is tailored to our clients’ needs and wants.

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

Fees

The Community interest counselling service is currently free to anyone in receipt of benefits (including state pension), this is due to the generosity of Disability North who are providing our counselling room for free and also to the counsellors who volunteer their time to A Time 2 talk.