Counselling at Willows
Willows has membership with the British Association for Counselling
& Psychotherapy (BACP) and The Association of Christian Counsellors
The purpose of the service is to provide a confidential and
professional counselling facility accessible to all adults who are able
to access one of our counselling venues. The service is offered
regardless of gender, sexual orientation, ethnic or cultural background,
to people of any faith, or none. Willows is a counselling service,
which upholds the unique value of each and every individual. Whilst
those working at Willows may share a world view that is drawn from the
Christian faith there is no expectation that clients will themselves
hold the same world view.
Willows has approximately 35 counsellors, 20 supervisors, 10 trainers, and 7 part time staff. All our counsellors are trained to diploma level or above.
Access to the services
Anyone who feels that they may need a confidential level of support
can contact Willows to explore their concerns and find new direction for
positive change. Those facing difficult life decisions and
circumstances, with relationship issues, stress, anxiety, fear,
depression, loneliness, low self-esteem, past or present trauma or abuse
may benefit from counselling.
Help is offered on the following range of issues:
Bereavement and loss
Major life changes
Childhood trauma or abuse
Willows would not normally offer counselling in the following areas:
|Sexually offending behaviour
Severe, active addictions
Severe Enduring Mental Illness
Marked Personality Disorders
You will need to contact Willows yourself by telephoning to make a
self referral for counselling, even if counselling has been recommended
by your GP, Community Mental Health Team, Health Visitor, Social
Services, Church or other organisation.
Cost of Counselling
Willows is a charity and encourages clients to make a contribution towards the cost of their counselling. We help you to consider this by sending you information and a form to complete. We suggest a donation between £10 - £45. We offer affordable counselling and on occasions we are able to offer counselling at reduced cost dependent upon your circumstances which takes into consideration your employment status, financial situation, whether you are receiving benefits, elderly or a student.
If payment is difficult for you we are able to discuss this and agree an affordable amount.
Before we arrange a first counselling appointment for you we ask for
a Registration Fee of £10 or £5 *concessionary rate. *This applies for
OAP’s, students and those who are unwaged or on a low income.
More information about counselling is contained in our leaflets:
The files are in .pdf format
so you'll need to download a copy of Acrobat Reader if you don't
already have it installed on your PC.
What happens Next?
If you are interested in
making a referral to Willows, you may contact us by telephoning us on
01793 426650 and our receptionist will
complete the form with you over the phone and then pass it to our
Once the Counselling
Coordinator has received your completed Referral Form we will send you
an Information Pack about Willows and what to expect from counselling.
We look forward to being of assistance to you.
Mike Fisher, Executive Director