What is Counselling?
Counselling is a type of talking therapy that aims to help you deal with issues that might be causing emotional pain or making you feel uncomfortable. Counselling can be helpful for feelings of stress, anxiety, depression or loss, in fact for any subject you wish to talk about.
A counsellor will not give advice. They are trained to help you deal with any negative thoughts and feelings you may have. They are there to support you and respect your views.
Counselling at Turning Point
The Turning Point Counselling Service provides a safe space where you can talk about problems and feelings in a confidential and welcoming environment.
Anyone who needs help or support can refer themselves to the Turning Point. The first thing to do is to contact our office by telephone or email. If we are unable to take your call, please leave a message and we will return your call as soon as we can.
If it is agreed that counselling is appropriate we will offer you a date and time to meet. There could be a waiting list so you may have to wait some time for an available appointment.
At the first meeting in partnership with you, an assessment will be undertaken and your counsellor will explain our confidentiality policy. You will be offered an initial six sessions of counselling which will be extended as necessary.
At The Turning Point we consult and are led by you. You will have a choice of a male or female counsellor. We are able to offer some flexibility with regards to the time of our appointments.
At the Turning Point we view safeguarding as a priority. There is no charge for counselling but we do welcome donations.