COVID-19 Update

We wish to assure you that we continue to monitor this constantly changing situation in order to make the most appropriate decisions going forward. This means that we are following Government health advice and encourage all of our colleagues, clients, students and delegates to do the same.

In light of this we have made the following decisions:

  • All face-to-face client work will stop

Our offices are now closed, and our counsellors are working remotely. Online or telephone counselling will now be offered to existing clients and counsellors will have been in touch with their clients so that together they can work out the best way to support you going forward.

  • Our waiting-list is closed for the foreseeable future

Regrettably we have had to close our waiting list at a time when we appreciate that some may need us most. We will open this again as soon as Government health advice permits us to resume our usual working practices.

Those clients that are already on our waiting list will be emailed to discuss whether they wish to stay on our waiting list.

  • College

We are continuing to work with all of our current students to support them in the best way possible.

For future courses starting in September 2020 – please continue to register your interest for the L4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling and L2 Certificate in Counselling Skills with our Admin Team. Click here to contact us.

  • CPD Workshops

All CPD workshops between April – June have been cancelled. We are hoping to offer these later in the year or in 2021 and dates will be confirmed once we can be more certain that the workshops will go ahead.

Those delegates who have already purchased tickets for our workshops will be contacted individually and offered a full refund.

  • Urgent mental health support

If you need to speak with someone urgently about your mental health then please call your GP or the Samaritans (Tel: 116 123)

Please continue to check our website and your emails so that we can share any information that we have regarding changes to the situation. We are also liaising with our colleagues to stay up to date with both Government, professional and local advice, and we will post updates on our website when we have them.

As a charity, Westmeria Counselling Services is a small, local organisation and like many others is trying to manage the COVID-19 situation in the best way we can. We ask for your patience with us while will cope with increased email and phone traffic at the moment – thank you.

Currently our office hours are restricted. Phone messages and emails will be monitored each day and be responded to as soon as we can.

We wish you patience, kindness and compassion with both yourselves and each other at this time.

The Westmeria Team 

Updated: 23.03.20