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Life Changes Counselling

Life Changes Counselling - offers low-cost, short-term, face to face counselling that is open to adults over 18. All those seeking counselling are asked to make a donation towards the service. 

Covid-19 update.

Life Changes Counselling is offering counselling sessions to adults (18+) by Zoom and over the phone. We are a general service working with clients experiencing a wide range of issues, including depression, anxiety, bereavement, relationships, abuse, trauma, stress, financial, self-esteem, self-harm, panic, sexuality, mental health, gender, and more.

Counselling is delivered by volunteers who are experienced qualified counsellors in the final stages of their training. All our currently active counsellors have undertaken additional training to work safely and ethically with clients remotely. All our counsellors receive fortnightly clinical supervision to help them work safely and effectively with clients.  

Through counselling, you will have the opportunity to gain more insight into yourself, your situation and the way you relate to others. You will be able to explore different ways of looking at your life and the choices you make. Your counsellor will help you in this, and in your move towards making your own decisions, and perphas taking more control over your own life. He/she will support you, but will not judge you, give you advice, or tell you how to lead your life. Counselling is not a treatment that you undergo, but a process which you take part in.

Life Changes Counselling aims to offer low-cost affordable counselling to everyone in the community who needs it. The majority of our funding comes from client donations. We suggest donations based on whether a person is working full-time or part-time or not working (on benefits, student, retired), suggestions based on a scale of £5 to £30 per session. 

 

Who to contact

Contact Name
Imelda Byrne
Contact Position
Coordinator
Telephone
07444 001 845
E-mail
lifechanges600@gmail.com
Website
www.lifechangescounselling.org.uk

Where to go

Address
Southampton
Children's Centre Areas
Notes

We currently have no venue but we hope to operate out of a number of NHS / GPS venues once we are able to safely offer face to face sessions again. Currently we are hoping this might be possible from about April 2021

Time / Date Details

When is it on
Monday to Fri as agreed with individual counsellors (9am to 9pm) and some Saturday availability
Time of day
Evening
Afternoon
Morning
Session Information
Sessions are 50 minutes

Other Details

Languages

Languages spoken
Punjabi
Polish

Costs

Details
We have applied for funding to support clients unable to pay or able only to pay the minimum (it costs about £15 per session to run)

Availability

Referral Details

Potential clients need to get in touch themselves and the coordinator will complete a referral with them (if appropriate). 

Any Other Notes

We endeavour to see anyone who needs our help while working ethically and within the competency of the individual counsellors and the short-term nature of our offer. We will signpost or refer on appropriately if we cannot meet the needs of the person seeking help.  We have counsellors from a wide variety of backgrounds so we are sometimes able to accommodate clients who need to speak in their own language. We do additional training with our counsellors around Domestic Abuse including Coercive and Controlling behaviour and do take direct referrals from the SCC IDVA service and Hampshire Police / Victim support for this. 

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