Counselling at Carrs Lane Counselling Centre

 A NON-DISCRIMINATORY COUNSELLING SERVICE
Carrs Lane Counselling Centre has a multi-cultural workforce of volunteers and staff, and we seek to be flexible to the ever changing needs and diversity of the local multi-cultural community for whom we provide a service. We therefore offer a non-discriminatory counselling service that places great value on diversity and welcomes people from all faiths and none.

View our current Accessibility Statement and what we are doing to improve and develop accessibility to our service, which is outlined in our Accessibility Strategy.

ETHICALLY BASED AND UNDERPINNED BY PERSON CENTRED VALUES
Our counsellors offer an adult counselling service that is underpinned by person centred values (Rogers, 1951) and is in keeping with the British Association For Counselling and Psychotherapy Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions, which sets out standards of good practice (BACP, 2016). The approach we offer is relational, and in recognising the importance of the therapeutic alliance, we provide a compassionate, non-judgemental, real and empathic relationship to help our clients with the problems that they face.

DRAWING UPON ASPECTS OF OTHER COUNSELLING MODELS
We recognise each of our clients as a unique individual person, with individual needs, and we may, where appropriate to do so, shape our counselling interventions with them by drawing upon aspects of other counselling models (for example: Gestalt, Psychodynamic or Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) to facilitate clients in the process of either acceptance or change in pursuance of their therapeutic goals.

View our full Counselling Model Statement

HOW CAN WE HELP YOU AND YOUR PARTICULAR NEEDS?
Our counsellors work with clients presenting issues such as: depression, anxiety and panic attacks, loss and bereavement, relationship challenges, guilt, shame, jealousy, low self-esteem, mental, verbal or physical abuse and many other issues that affect daily living.

After an initial assessment meeting with a counsellor, you may be offered six counselling sessions, which last for 50 minutes per session. At the sixth counselling session, a review will take place, and you and your counsellor will decide whether further counselling would be helpful for you.

ENSURING THE QUALITY AND SAFETY OF PRACTICE
In line with British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy practice guidance and the Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions (BACP 2016), we ensure that all our counsellors routinely meet with a supervisor.

We also actively encourage our counsellors to attend our regular continuing professional development workshops.

RELATIONSHIP COUNSELLING
In addition to one to one counselling, we offer relationship counselling when two people are experiencing difficulties in their relationship and would like to explore and resolve these difficulties with the help and guidance of one of our trained relationship counsellors.
We recognise the importance of having satisfying relationships and how they contribute to personal well being and the overall quality of people’s lives. When difficulties are experienced within a relationship, it can be distressing and can have a negative impact on many areas of a person’s life. Sometimes it is possible to work through these difficulties without help from elsewhere, but there are times when relationship counselling can help to bring the changes which are needed.