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Willows Counselling Service,  The Willows Centre, 11 Prospect Place, Swindon, SN1 3LQ  :  01793 426650 : ©2019 : UK Charity No. 1185304

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Our Purpose

The purpose of the service is to provide a confidential and professional counselling facility accessible to all adults who are able to access one of our counselling venues. The service is offered regardless of gender, sexual orientation, ethnic or cultural background, to people of any faith, or none. Willows is a counselling service, which upholds the unique value of each and every individual. Whilst those working at Willows may share a world view that is drawn from the Christian faith there is no expectation that clients will themselves hold the same world view.

   

Willows has membership with the National Counselling Society (NCP) and the Association of Christian Counsellors (ACC).

Access to the services

Anyone can contact Willows to explore their concerns in a confidential way and find new direction for positive change. Those facing difficult life decisions and circumstances, with relationship issues, stress, anxiety, fear, depression, loneliness, low self-esteem, past or present trauma or abuse may benefit from counselling.

You will need to contact Willows yourself by telephoning to make a self referral for counselling, even if counselling has been recommended by your GP, Community Mental Health Team, Health Visitor, Social Services, Church or other organisation.

We can generally offer help  for the following range of issues:

  • Work-related stress

  • Relationship difficulties

  • Bereavement and loss

  • Redundancy

  • Major life changes

  • Childhood trauma or abuse

  • Dissociative Disorders

  • Trauma

  • Self-harm

  • Identity issues

 

  • Separation

  • Abandonment issues

  • Retirement

  • Spiritual issues

  • Depression

  • Sexual Abuse

  • Attachment Issues

  • Low self-esteem

  • Addictive tendencies

Willows would not normally offer counselling in the following areas:

  • Sexually offending behaviour

  • Severe, active addictions

  • Severe Enduring Mental Illness

  • Marked Personality Disorders

We would not normally offer counselling in the following areas:

  • Sexually offending behaviour

  • Severe, active addictions

  • Severe Enduring Mental Illness

  • Marked Personality Disorders

What happens next?

If you are interested in making a referral to Willows, you may contact us by telephoning us on 01793 426650 and our receptionist will complete the form with you over the phone and then pass it to our Counselling Coordinator.

Once the Counselling Coordinator has received your completed Referral Form we will send you an Information Pack about Willows and what to expect from counselling.

We look forward to being of assistance to you.

Cost of Counselling

Willows is a charity and encourages clients to make a contribution towards the cost of their counselling.  

We help you to consider this by sending you information and a form to complete. We suggest a donation of £20 - £45 per  session. We offer affordable counselling and on occasions we are able to subsidise this dependent upon your circumstances, taking into consideration your employment status, financial situation, whether you are receiving benefits, elderly or a student. If payment is difficult for you we are able to discuss this and agree an affordable amount.

Before we arrange a first counselling appointment for you we ask for a Registration Fee of £15 or £5* (concessionary rate). *This applies for OAPs, students and those who are unwaged or on a low income.