Fundraise & Get Involved

Our Services are free of charge to all patients and their loved ones. We need to raise over £8 million every year to provide outstanding Hospice care to the local community.
To get involved with our fundraising activities, design your own, or make a donation, use the information on this page.

Counselling and Support Service

Hospice in the Weald recognises that having a terminal illness or a life limiting condition and living with all the implications of this as well as having treatment and possible side effects can be physically, emotionally, socially and spiritually challenging.

Similarly, we appreciate that it can be a difficult time for family and friends as they embrace a new role of caring for their loved one or coming to terms with life without their loved one following their death.

The Counselling and Support Service provides a number of ways to support patients and those important to them and the details of these can be found below. We are committed to offering compassionate, personalised and holistic care. Support is available to patients and to those important to them, free of charge. Sessions are 50 minutes long and usually take place weekly.

All our support can be offered face to face, over the phone and online via video call (Zoom). We can also support clients who may struggle to communicate by offering non-verbal support, for example through a chat function whilst online.

Counsellor and client outside with tea

Counselling

Counselling is a talking therapy. It is an opportunity to help you find ways of coping with change, and face the challenging effects of loss. It is a chance to share and explore feelings or experiences that you may not feel able to share with family or friends.

Our counsellors are members of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) or equivalent professional body and the service is itself fully accredited by BACP.

Counsellor and Client in a Counselling session

Time to Be

Time to Be is a space where you can be supported to develop coping mechanisms as well as learn a range of relaxation techniques. Sessions aim to help people achieve a sense of calm and well-being and self-acceptance, by providing a place where they can address difficulties they are facing.

patient on ward hugging her grandchildren

Other support on offer

Support for Families We can provide support and information for parents, grandparents and carers on how to talk to children, in relation to patients receiving Hospice care.

Couples Consultations provide a space for partners to talk to each other about all that they are each going through and how they are responding to their new situation and each other.

CBT First Aid is focussed support to help you address a specific issue that is causing you distress or inconvenience and help you achieve a clear goal.

Counselling session

Our Support

Our counsellors are members of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) or equivalent professional body 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.

Please contact the Counselling and Support Service to find out about our services.

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 or email counselling@hospiceintheweald.org.uk.

Hospice counselling session

Arranging counselling for you or a loved one