Access Counselling

Please Note

We really appreciate you taking your first step in contacting our service, but sadly we have had to take the difficult decision to hibernate ACCESS for the foreseeable future. We hope that we will be able to reopen, but at this time we do not know when this will be and therefore felt that it was unfair and unhelpful to keep you waiting to be seen by our service.

We appreciate that this will not be welcome news especially in the current background of a pandemic and you have our sincere apologies for this.

If you are still looking for support we advise that you contact your GP, but you may also wish to look at the following website:

When we are able to open again we will update our social media accounts to reflect this and would be very happy to see you in the future.

One to One Counselling:

  • A process where clients are empowered and supported in exploring any issues that may feel important to them. They may be having difficulties, feeling distressed, trying to overcome trauma or loss or could just feel a sense of dissatisfaction with their life’s direction or purpose.
  • “A way of facilitating choice, change or reducing confusion. “I don’t know which way to turn….What to do ….What’s the matter with me?” are frequent opening remarks” (British Association for Counselling, information).
  • Set in a climate of privacy and confidentiality where a client can feel safe to talk things over with a counsellor. This can help the client to make sense of their feelings.
  • “a process which assists a client to focus on his or her particular concerns and developmental issues, while simultaneously addressing and exploring specific problems, making choices, coping with crisis, working through feelings of inner conflict and improving relationships with others”.
  • A process which “enables children and young people to gain a better understanding of themselves and the situations facing them; to develop strategies to cope with change” (BACP Counselling in schools).