Life sometimes presents us with many trials and tribulations that can feel overwhelming. Counselling, or talking therapy is somewhere you can come to talk about your problems, in a safe, non-judgemental and confidential space.
At ACS our experienced counsellors seek to understand your problems or challenges in order to improve your well-being. We work with you to explore what may be causing you distress, to help you feel understood and enable you to discover the way forward. Counselling can enable you to recognise your strengths and find more effective ways of living.
Some clients come to us because we have been recommended by their GP or another support organisation; some by personal recommendation and some via our website. You can also contact us directly without a referral by telephone or email.
After contacting us we will normally arrange a short telephone assessment to agree with you what help you need. We offer one to one sessions, each lasting 50 minutes. Generally your treatment lasts for as long as needed to improve your well-being.
Your counsellor will meet with you in our counselling rooms at Church Road, Willesborough. You can been seen weekdays between 8am and 8pm. Saturday appointments may also be possible, please ask for further details.
Postnatal Depression Support Groups
Around 10-15% of new mothers in the UK suffer from postnatal depression (PND). ACS offers two groups for mothers suffering with postnatal depression, with generous funding from the Community Fund.
We offer places for up to 10 Mums with PND and the groups run every Monday for 10 weeks.
uses arts and crafts to help mums explore what they are experiencing and how they are feeling, whilst providing the opportunity to meet others in a similar position and find mutual support within the group. Refreshments and lunch are provided.
Craft Attack lasts for two hours (12:20-2:30pm in a relaxed and confidential environment
is a group for mums ready to explore what they are experiencing through talking with others in a similar position, facilitated by an experienced counsellor. Refreshments are provided. Jigsaw lasts one and a half hours also in a safe and confidential environment.
Both groups offer support to mums with symptoms of PND and may address aspects of anxiety and depression associated with condition.