Our Low-cost Counselling Service for Parents & Carers.
We are delighted to be able to offer low-cost counselling to Parents and Carers of children with additional needs living in South Glos.
Many people seek support in times of emotional distress, anxiety and doubt. Sometimes we can get this support from our friends and family. Yet for some this support network is not there, or perhaps you just need an impartial listener who you know will not judge or try to interfere with well intended but ultimately unhelpful advice.
Our qualified counsellors work together in a voluntary capacity and are extremely committed to helping parents and carers through tough times on their journey as a carer.
If you are a Parent or Carer of a child or young person with additional needs and what we can offer you sounds like it may help, please complete the contact form at the end of the page and will we will get in touch with you as soon as possible.
Costs, terms and conditions.
Who is this service for?
This service is available to any Parents and Carers of children with additional needs who reside in or make use of services (education, health or social care) within South Gloucestershire.
In order to sustain this vital service there will be a charge of £15 per person per session. (That's a whopping discount for our parent/carers compared to the average counselling fee of £45 - £60 per session!!!)
Typically clients are offered 6 once weekly sessions.
Naturally we understand that life often throws spanners in the works and that attending an appointment is not possible. In order that this volunteer-run vital service is sustained and we help as many parent carers as possible, attendance cancellations will still need to be paid for at the full rate.
Where possible we ask for at least 24 hours notice and we will endeavour to rearrange appointments where possible.
We feel sure there is much to gain through taking those first brave steps of making contact and putting YOU first.
Taking that initial step can be difficult for some people but know your enquiry will be treated sensitively and with great understanding. We look forward to hearing from you.
Need Help Quickly?
Please note we are not an emergency service and we operate a waiting list.
If you need help quickly or in need of urgent medical assistance please call 999, or if its less urgent please call 111.
If you have any concerns about your mental wellbeing or physical health please contact your General Practitioner (GP).
If you are feeling distressed or suicidal or would like a confidential listening service, you can contact the Samaritans who are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Tel: 08457 909090
You can also contact South Gloucestershire IAPT service which provides the gateway to various talking therapies click here for more details