We provide Hospice care & support to patients and their loved ones living in Kent and East Sussex. Discover how we can help you.
To arrange counselling for yourself, please get in touch with the Counselling and Support Service on 01892 820525 or complete this short form.
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.
If you think a loved one needs counselling please discuss this with them first. It’s wonderful that you are looking out for your friend, family member or patient when thinking that they might need counselling. This is incredibly supportive; however, unfortunately we cannot accept referrals for counselling on someone else’s behalf.
Counselling works best when a person wants to do it; it doesn’t generally work when people are forced or persuaded into counselling. We realise this can be difficult for people who see their loved one struggling. If you would like to help and support your loved one, we recommend that you express your concerns in an open way saying that you think they could benefit from talking to a counsellor and listening to what they say. If they are unsure about it, we are more than happy to discuss counselling over the phone or if they wanted to meet with one of the counselling team face-to-face, this can be arranged.
There is information about counselling, bereavement, supporting children and more on our Help Hub.
Counselling isn't right for everyone, but there are other ways that we can help. We offer relaxation sessions, and support through Time To Be.
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