I’ve made it my intention to post insights or blogs more frequently this year because I’ve wanted to reach out to as many people as possible and now with my private practice thriving and moving into supporting fellow professionals with my clinical supervision practice it feels like a good time to forge ahead and make a long awaited dream come true.
To give you some background… I’ve always felt that it is important that counselling is available to everyone who is looking for it. At times in life, most people feel the need to reach out to a professional for support and whilst counselling can be much needed, options for this can be limited. NHS waiting lists are currently long and the cost of weekly sessions with a private therapist can be just too much of a financial stretch.
I am going to be launching Dialogues LCC, this year and I am very excited about it so I wanted to tell you all first.
Dialogues Counselling Service will be run as a non-profit organisation and it was born out of a passion and commitment to serve the local community with affordable counselling and support mental wellbeing. We will be working with professional, dedicated trainee therapists to provide you with ethical, effective counselling for as long as you would like it. We ask clients to fund their sessions by paying what they can afford and places will be means tested. We will be offering counselling to young people aged 16-19 and to adults face to face, in Hebden Bridge, Calderdale and West Yorkshire. Sessions are from as little as £10.
I will co-ordinate the service alongside my own private practice where my clients can choose to PAY IT FORWARD, should they wish to. By potentially supporting an LCC client’s counselling journey with either one session or a course of sessions clients can make it possible for another person to experience the benefits f counselling. Any profits will be invested and used to fund a limited number of free sessions for clients in dire financial constraint.
Whilst our counsellors and psychotherapists may hold a special interest in a specific area, we will work directly with the client’s need and be completely client led, we will do our best to allocate clients to the best possible therapist for them.
So if you know of someone who would benefit from affordable counselling, whatever the difficulty, invite them to get in touch. firstname.lastname@example.org