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Everyone feels down sometimes but talking can really help. If you are aged 11-23 and live in Andover or the surrounding areas, then we can offer you a free counselling service.
If you are a parent and looking for guidance and support, we have put together some advice and top tips for talking which you can see here.
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. Getting the chance to talk through your worries and problems with somebody can help you see things in a different light and help you find ways to help yourself.
At counselling you can talk about anything that’s worrying you; this could be:
Whatever is troubling you, counselling can help you to understand yourself better and enable you to develop better coping mechanisms.
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.
Sessions can be held in your school if it’s local, or at the well-being Centre in Andover. You will meet the counsellor once a week for a set amount of time of up to 50 minutes.
You will meet with one of our fully trained and qualified counsellors. All our counsellors receive professional supervision in line with BACP’s (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy) Ethical Framework for Good Practise in Counselling and Psychotherapy.
We offer you six sessions of counselling initially, with the option to extend to 12 should we feel it beneficial and should you agree. This will be decided upon at the fourth session.
We know it can be hard making the first call, so you can text or email if that’s easier for you.
mobile: 07464 805944
tel: 01264 332297
mobile: 07483 155837