What is counselling?

Counselling is a type of talking therapy which aims to help you understand your thoughts and feelings. It offers a non-judgemental space where you will be listened to. The counsellor will try to see things from your point of view, while providing support to help you find your own answers.

What sort of things can I talk about?

At counselling you can talk about anything that’s worrying you such as:

  • feeling low, unhappy or lonely
  • depression and/or anxiety
  • family or relationship issues
  • grief and bereavement
  • sexuality or gender

Whatever is troubling you, counselling can help you to understand yourself better and enable you to develop coping mechanisms.

Will everything I say be confidential?

Everything you discuss with the counsellor is said in complete confidence. There are however certain times when we may need to share information with someone else without asking you first. This would only happen if we felt you or someone else was at genuine risk of abuse or harm or there was a threat/risk to life or safety. Also, if we became aware of a crime or potential crime then we would need to report it.

Where will the counselling sessions take place and how long are they?

Sessions will take place in the Well-being Centre in Andover. Appointments are available during the day or in the evening from Monday to Saturday. Sessions are 50 minutes long. 

How many sessions will I have and what does it cost?

We offer you six sessions of counselling initially, with the option to extend should we feel it beneficial and should you agree. The cost is £25 per session.

How to contact us

Complete the self referral form here.

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