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About the Service

What is Counselling?

When people are struggling to cope with the effects of difficult life events, feelings or experiences, it can feel overwhelming. Counselling can provide a safe place, where you can feel listened to and understood. Sharing your experiences and feelings with someone outside your own immediate situation can provide you with a chance to unburden. In counselling you are in control and you decide what you want to talk about. Talking in confidence can provide the opportunity to explore your feelings, make more sense of what is happening to you and consider ways to make things better. Feeling less isolated, knowing that you matter and are being listened to, can help prevent or eliminate the feelings that can lead to ill health and distress. Exploring and clarifying your issues and feelings can often help you to decide on a way forward and what is best for you. You can then take back control of your life and hopefully live in a way that is more positive, meaningful and rewarding.

What do we offer?

We offer a range of counselling and support services for people dealing with a wide range of issues such as:

- Bereavement, grief and loss

- Stress

- Depression & Anxiety

- Health related issues; coping - with injury or illness

- Life crisis/adjustment

- Divorce, separation or relationship issues.

Philosophy of Compassion Counselling Service:

Counselling services are informed by a person centred philosophy where clients set the agenda and pace of the counselling intervention. Key to counselling are the qualities of empathy, acceptance and congruence. The service is an organisational member of The British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and therefore subscribes to the ethical Framework laid down by the BACP.

By providing a safe and supportive environment for clients to explore their issues, it is hoped that they will achieve a better ability to function individually and within society and achieve a greater degree of autonomy and resourcefulness. We are committed to equality of access to our services and undertake not to discriminate against anyone for any reason. We actively welcome enquiries and referrals from any member of our community who thinks we may be able to help them.

Training, Qualifications & Experience:

Counsellors at Compassion have undertaken professional training and abide by the Code of Ethics of the British Association of Counsellors & Psychotherapists.

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