COUNSELLING
Some people feel better when they begin counselling, this may be because they are being listened to for the first time or because they have been struggling for a while. Other people may feel more anxious or distressed when they start because they are talking about difficult feelings that, in some way, they would prefer to ignore. In this situation, they may feel worse before they start to feel better. It is important that you, yourself, feel ready to engage in the counselling process and it’s always best to share with your counsellor any concerns you have about how you are reacting to the counselling.

What happens next?

You, or someone on your behalf, will need to contact us to make a referral. Once you have done this you will be offered an initial assessment appointment within four weeks. The assessment is an opportunity for you to meet with a counsellor to highlight the issues you wish to talk about and to make sure counselling is the right thing for you. After the assessment you will be placed on our waiting list - full details of the waiting times will be provided at your assessment and will depend on where and when you can attend. When you reach the top of our waiting list you will be offered one-to-one counselling sessions; this means that just you and your counsellor will be in the room. This encourages you to talk openly without feeling influenced or pressured by anyone who might attend with you. The sessions will take place once a week for a period of six weeks and each session lasts fifty minutes. Counselling can be extended by an additional six weeks if both you and your counsellor agree they are needed. Appointments take place at various locations across Bassetlaw but we do not offer counselling sessions within the home.
All of our counsellors work in accordance with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions. They are trained and experienced and will always respect your right to make your own decisions.
Abbey Street Community Centre, Abbey Street,
Worksop, Nottinghamshire. S80 2LA
01909 530943 - 07368 323945
info@talkzone.org.uk - www.talkzone.org.uk
Equality Statement We are committed to treating all people equally and with respect regardless of their sexual orientation, gender identity, expression, ethnicity, religion or ability. We provide appointments in fully accessible venues across Bassetlaw. We are an LGBT+ inclusive service and have LGBT+ Specialist Counsellors. If an LGBT+ Specialist Counsellor is required please make this clear within the referral.
COUNSELLING
Some people feel better when they begin counselling, this may be because they are being listened to for the first time or because they have been struggling for a while. Other people may feel more anxious or distressed when they start because they are talking about difficult feelings that, in some way, they would prefer to ignore. In this situation, they may feel worse before they start to feel better. It is important that you, yourself, feel ready to engage in the counselling process and it’s always best to share with your counsellor any concerns you have about how you are reacting to the counselling.

What happens next?

You, or someone on your behalf, will need to contact us to make a referral. Once you have done this you will be offered an initial assessment appointment within four weeks. The assessment is an opportunity for you to meet with a counsellor to highlight the issues you wish to talk about and to make sure counselling is the right thing for you. After the assessment you will be placed on our waiting list - full details of the waiting times will be provided at your assessment and will depend on where and when you can attend. When you reach the top of our waiting list you will be offered one- to-one counselling sessions; this means that just you and your counsellor will be in the room. This encourages you to talk openly without feeling influenced or pressured by anyone who might attend with you. The sessions will take place once a week for a period of six weeks and each session lasts fifty minutes. Counselling can be extended by an additional six weeks if both you and your counsellor agree they are needed. Appointments take place at various locations across Bassetlaw but we do not offer counselling sessions within the home.
All of our counsellors work in accordance with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions. They are trained and experienced and will always respect your right to make your own decisions.
Abbey Street Community Centre, Abbey Street, Worksop, Nottinghamshire. S80 2LA  01909 530943  - 07368 323945 info@talkzone.org.uk  -  www.talkzone.org.uk
Equality Statement We are committed to treating all people equally and with respect regardless of their sexual orientation, gender identity, expression, ethnicity, religion or ability. We provide appointments in fully accessible venues across Bassetlaw. We are an LGBT+ inclusive service and have LGBT+ Specialist Counsellors. If an LGBT+ Specialist Counsellor is required please make this clear within the referral.