Counselling is a talking therapy undertaken for the purpose of identifying issues causing distress. Counselling happens when you and a counsellor set aside time to explore difficulties which may include emotional or stressful feelings, in an open and honest manner. Counsellors do not tell you what to do or give advice.
Counselling helps to explore strategies for addressing any feelings you have, and this is done within a safe, confidential, non-judgemental environment, encouraging you to gain new insights and make your own choices about a way forward.
We also offer a Women's Group, with sessions where you can talk to other women who have had similar experiences. Our Women's Group is usually offered to those who are progressing from counselling and feel ready to move forward.
BSARCS counselling is free, sessions last for 50 minutes and usually take place once a week.
BSARCS counsellors work from a Person Centred Approach and all counsellors are registered members of BACP and work within BACP's Code of Ethics (a copy of these can be made available on request).