Counselling sessions are mainly one to one but can be in couples or groups, we also facilitate group support and offer relaxation sessions called Time to Be. The Hospice is committed to offering compassionate, personalised and holistic care to patients and those that are important to them. Support can be offered face to face, in a group, over the phone and online via video call. We can also support clients who may struggle to communicate by offering non-verbal counselling through for example a chat function whilst online.
Support is available to patients and to those important to them, free of charge. Sessions are 50 minutes long and usually take place weekly.
To find out more about accessing counselling for you or a loved one, click here.
Our counsellors are members of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and the service is itself fully accredited under the BACP.
We can also provide support and information for parents/carers on how to talk to children, in relation to patients receiving hospice care. You can find out more about supporting children and young people by clicking the link below.
Your first appointment will be an opportunity to meet with a counsellor and discuss your situation in confidence. If you then decide that counselling may be helpful, arrangements will be made for you to meet with a counsellor on a weekly basis for an agreed number of sessions. To book an introductory appointment, ring the Counselling and Support Service on 01892 820525.