We are a professional counselling service offering high levels of care and compassion to our clients.

Please note: we are not a crisis service. 

 

The counsellors

Our counsellors are professionally qualified and supervised and the service is completely confidential, except in exceptional circumstances where there is risk of serious harm to you or others

Although we are supported by diocesan grants, we are an independent service and your personal details are not shared.

We work with issues such as

Who is the service for?

You can come on your own or with a partner if you are seeking relationship counselling.

We are also able to offer counselling to members of your immediate family – as long as they are 18 or over. 

Currently our counsellors are working online or by telephone. If you would prefer face-to-face counselling, please discuss this with your counsellor directly. 

If we cannot provide the help you need we will work with you to find someone who can.

How much will it cost?

Our diocesan grants enable us to offer up to 12 free counselling sessions for most of our clients, including ordinands.

If further sessions are needed, clients are asked to contribute as much as they can afford towards the ongoing counselling costs, with IDCS making up the balance.
A contribution of £20 per session is a suggested minimum, but inability to pay would not be a bar to accessing further sessions

Donations to the service are welcome at anytime – via cheque or internet banking - and will be used to subsidise extra counselling sessions for those who cannot afford to make a contribution.