Counselling provides a caring and confidential environment to talk over problems and think about ways to approach them. We work with people regardless of age, gender, sexual orientation, beliefs or ethnicity.
What sort of issues can counselling help with?
- Coming to terms with a relationship breakdown or losing someone important to you.
- Worries about redundancy or stress in work.
- Supporting you to feel happier with who you are.
- Improving relationships by working out better ways to communicate.
- Dealing with changes in people’s lives, like having children or living with a long-term illness.
We welcome people whether they are experiencing new issues, ongoing problems, past difficulties, or just need a little support.
What happens when you request an appointment?
The quickest way to book an appointment with us is through our online booking form.
A member of our team will then contact you within 2 working days, only at a time convenient for you, to offer you an initial appointment. They may have some questions which can tell us more about you and what you need.
1. Initial Consultation
You will be offered an initial appointment within 10 days of contacting us, to be seen by an experienced counsellor at one of our offices. This is a one-off appointment to learn more about you, your situation and your needs to enable us to offer you the right support.
2. Ongoing Sessions
Following your initial consultation, if you decide to have ongoing counselling with us, the reception team will be informed. We will look for an appointment to suit the requirements you provided and will contact you with an appointment to meet you requirements as soon as there is one available.
When will an ongoing appointment be available?
How soon you are able to have ongoing counselling with us will depend on a range of factors. The wider your availability in terms of days, times and locations, the sooner we will be able to book you in. However, if you have smaller windows of which you can attend, it may take longer to book you in.
If you are wanting to attend at a time which is fairly popular, you will be placed on a waiting list and contacted when the appointment becomes available.
We estimate that most clients work with us for between 4-6 sessions. Sometimes clients are finished sooner, however due to the nature of our work, we prioritise the emotional well being of our clients and provide them with additional sessions should they require them.
You can work with us for a short time or over the longer term. Our door is always open.
Cost of counselling
The average cost of a session is £50. However, we aim to support everybody who comes to us for help and can offer reduced rates if you’re unable to afford the full price.
Customers and members of staff at Stockport Homes can get free counselling provided by students on placement at TLC: Talk, Listen, Change. Contact us for more information about this.