Counselling Sessions

Face-to-Face Counselling Sessions (Donation Service) – no longer available

If you are currently attending face-to-face sessions at Westmeria, your counsellor will be in contact with you about how we can support you going forward in the best way possible.

FACE-TO-FACE WAITING LIST
This will remain open, so please get in touch with us if you would like face-to-face counselling sessions when we are able to resume them – please be aware that we do not know when this will be and that there is high demand for this service, so there will be a longer waiting time than previously.

Prior to being placed on the waiting list, clients will be offered a short telephone assessment to ensure suitability for our service.

You can email us on enquiries@westmeriacounselling.co.uk or call on 020 8467 9693

Remote Counselling Sessions (Donation Service) – continues as usual
Our remote counselling service continues, and we will be maintaining a waiting list for new clients as usual. Please get in touch with us if you would like to have remote sessions.

You can email us on enquiries@westmeriacounselling.co.uk or call on 020 8467 9693

How will remote counselling sessions work?
o Prior to the sessions, clients will be offered a short telephone assessment to assess their suitability for our service.
o Counselling sessions will take place via a video link such as Zoom, Skype or another mutually agreed facility with your counsellor.
o You will need to ensure that you have access to a video conferencing facility as well as a quiet & confidential space with which to have your sessions, i.e. a separate room, garden room or your car.
o Telephone counselling is not available.

Private Counselling Sessions – remote sessions only
This service continues and the waiting list remains open. If you wish to access counselling through our Private Service (full fee-paying service – £40) then please contact us. We are offering remote sessions only for this service. Existing clients will be contacted by their counsellor to discuss options going forward.

Westmeria Counselling College
We are continuing teach all of our courses through remote learning and we will continue to work with all students to support them in the best way possible so that they can continue their training.

Courses/Start Date:
CPCAB CST-L3 Certificate in Counselling Studies March 2021 Limited spaces avail
CPCAB TCL4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling Sept 2021 Register your interest

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 our services. 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.

Our admin team will continue answer all enquiries and support our counsellors, but due to the high number of people wishing to access our service, we are extremely busy – calls and emails will be responded to as soon as we can.

We thank you for your understanding and patience – we appreciate that this continues to be a worrying experience for many, and we are grateful for you bearing with us.

We would like to take this opportunity to say a huge thank you to our counsellors for their amazing work and who continue to offer sessions. Now, more than ever, there is a great need for mental health support, and we are extremely proud of the whole team for being able to rise to the challenge during this uncertain period.

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

The Westmeria Team

(Updated: 5th January 2021)