About Counselling Rooms

Counselling Rooms CiC is a Community Interest Company, created to provide a choice of affordable private counselling to as wide a range of people as possible.

Counselling can be heplful to people experiencing psychological problems including depression and anxiety, bereavement, relationship problems, stress and work-related issues, low self-esteem, child abuse and trauma. There is an increasing body of scientific research that indicates the effectiveness of counselling and talking therapies in improving clients’ mental health and well-being, particularly with the more common problems such as depression and anxiety. For more detailed information about this research, please follow the link to the BACP website who have provided a very helpful summary at: http://www.bacp.co.uk/research/counselling_effectiveness.php

In the past there has been a reluctance to discuss problems with mental health, but through education and public awareness, this is changing rapidly and there is a strong public interest in counselling and a growing understanding of its value. As more is known about counselling, and more people are recognising the benefits of counselling and how it can help them, demand is growing.

The current economic situation has led to many free or low cost counselling organisations losing funding, and either closing or offering a reduced service.  Choice is an important factor in the success of counselling. Not all types of counselling are suitable for all issues, and research has shown that the relationship between the counsellor and client may be the key factor in determining the success of the outcome. It is important therefore that the client is able to chose the person that is right for them, and who they feel comfortable with.

We have a diverse team of counsellors with a range of skills and experience. We are committed to principles of social inclusion, celebrating diversity and promoting choice and accessibility. Whilst we may work to different theoretical approaches and have different areas of expertise, we all offer a safe and respectful space for individuals to grow – embracing difference in culture, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, faith and religious beliefs, social background and education. We are committed to ensuring that our services are accessible to people with disabilities and have a ground floor counselling space that is partially accessible to people with mobility issues. We recognise that some barriers to accessing services may be less obvious and we will work with individual clients to overcome any particular difficulties they may have in accessing our services. All counsellors who are affiliated to Counselling Rooms offer either a sliding scale of charges dependent on a person’s income, or offer a reduced rate per session for people on low incomes.

All counsellors working with Counselling Rooms CiC are members of the BACP, or an equivalent professional organisation, such as UKCP or ITA, which set standards in therapeutic practice and monitor professional conduct in their members. Therefore you can be confident that if you chose to work with a counsellor who is a member of a recognised professional body and adheres to a professional ethical framework, you can expect a high standard of professionalism and accountability. You can look at the BACP ethical framework in detail at: http://www.bacp.co.uk/prof_conduct

If you are looking for a counsellor you can browse the profiles of each affiliated counsellor on our counsellors page and contact them directly.

If you are a counsellor and are interested in joining us we currently have some spaces available – please contact us for more information.

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