If you email us regarding counselling sessions, we will send you details of the Service and the Client Information form, but please be aware that on receipt of your form, it may be up to 2 months before you are contacted to arrange an assessment.
If you feel that you need to speak with someone urgently, please contact your GP. We will update this information as and when developments occur.
At CPPD we offer a low-cost counselling service for people with low or no incomes. This service is provided by advanced trainee counsellors, who are BACP members, under the close supervision of qualified and experienced practitioners.
"Without this therapy I would’ve continued to suffer in silence"
Aim of Counselling
Counselling aims to give you, the client, an opportunity to explore personal issues in a safe, confidential and non-judgemental setting. This might include talking about life events, feelings, emotions, relationships, ways of thinking and behaviour patterns, but there is no ‘right’ or ‘wrong’ topic to bring to counselling. You may be struggling with current difficulties or unresolved issues from the past. You may have fears for your future – or not even know why you have sought support at this time.
"This counselling has honestly changed my life – it’s given me a toolkit to filter and process my emotions"
During counselling, you will have the chance to talk with a trained professional who will help you to find ways of coping, and together you will work towards agreed goals.
"I couldn’t have accessed full-cost therapy so I’m very grateful"