I would like counselling for myself
Hospice in the Weald is remaining up to date on the current outbreak of COVID and continues to follow advice from Public Heath England and the NHS. In some instances, we are taking additional precautions to safeguard our patients, families, carers and our workforce.
As part of these additional precautions, the Counselling and Support Service will not be providing non-urgent face to face counselling sessions and Tea Junctions. They are maintaining telephone counselling, Ward support and staff support and introducing video sessions via a secure site.
This is to ensure that we can follow thorough infection control measures, and focus staffing and resources at our In-Patient Ward in Pembury to provide the best possible care to patients, families and carers.
We are contacting all patients and clients who would normally attend the Hospice for counselling to offer either telephone or video sessions.
Any patient or family member with concerns should contact the Counselling and Support Service office on 01892 820525 or Jane Pantony, Head of Counselling and Support Services, via, email@example.com
Counselling sessions take place at Hospice in the Weald, in our dedicated counselling rooms.
Patients, family members, and carers are offered 6 weeks of appointments, and this can be extended to 12 if appropriate.
You will be offered an initial assessment appointment which is an opportunity for us to get to know you and understand why you would like counselling. It’s also a chance for you to ask any questions you may have.
Shortly after this assessment, you will be assigned a counsellor, whom you will see for your counselling sessions. These sessions will be weekly, on the same day, at the same time.
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Counselling and Support Service at Hospice in the Weald
Our counsellors are members of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and are trained to work with adults individually, in couples or in groups. We also provide support and information for parents/carers on how to talk to children related to patients receiving hospice care.
We were one of the winners of the BACP 2012 Adapting Counselling and Psychotherapy Services Award and we are a BACP Accredited Service.
The Hospice Counselling and Support Service practices in accordance with the Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions. Our counsellors attend regular supervision as a professional requirement to ensure they are working competently and ethically.