Our free service offers confidential emotional support with qualified counsellors as well as trainee counsellors pursuing a nationally recognised qualification. All counsellors are accountable and participate in regular professional supervision.
Where is counselling available?
Counselling and emotional support is available in Warrington, taking place at selected venues across the town. Home visits can be made in exceptional circumstances but we will also look at ways in which the person can attend a neutral venue, more suited to the purpose of the counselling.
Who is it for?
- Adults affected by sight loss.
- Parents of children with sight loss.
- Carers and close friends of people with sight loss.
How do I organise a meeting with a counsellor?
Please contact us and we will set up an initial appointment with a counsellor. We will usually contact you within five working days to arrange a time for an initial meeting, at a time convenient for you.
The first ‘assessment’ meeting offers you an opportunity to talk about your overall situation. The idea is to explore and agree whether counselling is the most helpful thing right now or whether some other service may be more appropriate.
If both you and the counsellor believe counselling could indeed be helpful, you will agree how many sessions would be best. Generally counselling lasts for eight sessions, however this can be extended if necessary.
Please feel free to contact us either to make an appointment or to find out more. You can get in touch with the Warrington and Cheshire Counselling Service using the following details:
Tel: Sarah Crabb (Administrator) on: 0151 298 3224
Email: Sarah Crabb or Carol Young (Senior Counsellor) on firstname.lastname@example.org
We work in accordance with the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy Ethical Framework.
Our service is highly confidential. What you say will not be passed on to anyone else without your consent. The only limits to this would be if you or another person is considered to be at serious risk of harm.
Where to get help
If you need help and advice or further information about emotional support then please contact your local Action team to speak with someone who can help.
We also have a range of emotional support resources including FAQs and where to get help in different parts of the country.