Counselling is available at the Centre for women and young women. Sessions can take place at various times through the week and the counselling can be either person-centred, psychodynamic or cognitive behaviour therapy. Individuals can self-refer or referrals can be made through other agencies or organisations.
"Attending the counselling has helped me talk through my problems, gaining perspective to deal , recognise and identify causes. Being in an informal environment has made this experience easier than through my GP"
Jennie, aged 32, referred for counselling by her Health Visitor
We can also offer young women participation in our Student Assistance Programme (SAP) which provides group therapeutic work to address issues like conflict, self esteem and self confidence, healthy relationships, emotional and behavioural issues.
"before this group when we would argue it would last for ages but now we are beginning to understand each other and sort out our arguments quicker"
Zoe, aged 14, attended SAP group for friendship development
"Just had to tell you, I was speaking to one of the students earlier on and she said to me that your course has really worked! She said she’d told her Mum so as well. She feels it has made her understand herself better and manage her temper much more, she also enjoyed thinking about forgiveness today.Anyway she is thrilled with her own self improvement and I thought you should know."
Head of Year 10 evaluation of SAP groups held at her school
Staff who work on this programme are:
- Jo Costi
- Jean Hodgkinson
- WYP Sessional Workers
- Counselling Students