Purley Counselling Service
The Purley Counselling Service is a ministry of Purley Baptist Church. We are based at Christ Church, Purley and offer a caring, professional, confidential counselling service with daytime and evening appointments. Fees are on a sliding scale based on income and circumstances.
A caring place
We are a team of Professional Counsellors who offer confidential one to one, compassionate counselling/psychotherapy for people struggling with life’s issues. This may be anxiety, anger, depression, stress, low mood, panic attacks, relationship problems, bereavement, low self-confidence etc. We work from an easily-accessible location with good transport links and are committed to making counselling more affordable for all with fees based on a sliding scale according to income.
What is Counselling?
There are many definitions of counselling. One simple version is that counselling is a working relationship in which you are helped to explore and manage what is happening in your life. This is a confidential relationship where you are listened to without judgement and offered time, care, support and counsel to help you through to healing and recovery. The overall aim of counselling is to provide an opportunity for you to work towards a more satisfying and resourceful experience of life. Naturally, each person’s needs are different and our counsellors are all trained in Integrative Counselling and can adapt their approach to the individual. Our counsellors have a Christian faith but our counselling is secular in delivery and inclusive of all Faiths (or none), beliefs, gender, or sexual orientation.
FAQs - Your Questions Answered
How long are sessions?
Session are usually 50 minutes long and held weekly at the same time, with the same counsellor. We offer short or longer term counselling depending on what you need.
Does Counselling always help?
Most people who seek counselling find it helpful but it is not for everybody. It is important that you find a counsellor you feel comfortable with and that you have the time and mental space to do the work needed to progress.
How is this Funded?
We are not part of the NHS and do not receive any funding from the government. Our counsellors offer their services at reduced rates as part of the vision of Purley Baptist Church. We also rely on donations, to enable us to offer this service at subsidised rates. All donations are gratefully received.
How do I book a session?
Please phone, text or email to discuss our services and book an initial session. Every enquiry and booking is handled sensitively and in the strictest of confidence.
Call 07513 092476
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