I would like counselling for someone else
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 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 coerced into counselling, which can be difficult for people who see their loved one struggling.
If you would like to help and support your friend, family member or patient, 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 also a helpful guide to what to expect from counselling, click here.
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.