Eastgate Counselling Service offers professional support for those struggling with emotional and spiritual difficulties. Counselling is open to all – church members, those from other churches, people of other faiths and those with no faith. To find out more about what counselling can offer please look at the information at the bottom of this page.
The first step for those seeking counselling is to have an initial consultation with one of our counsellors. The consultation will be an opportunity for us to find out in more detail why you would like counselling to help us to match you with the right counsellor and for you to ask any questions you might have. The consultation will be a one-to-one confidential conversation with a trained counsellor that can take place either face-to-face at Eastgate or over the telephone. Consultations generally take approximately half an hour and there will be a small charge of £10 to cover the cost of this process. If you would like to request a consultation, please select the ‘Initial Consultation’ option on the form.
After the initial consultation, if you chose to receive counselling at Eastgate, you will meet with a counsellor in a private counselling room at our Eastgate building. We can offer weekly or fortnightly sessions depending on your preference, at an agreed regular time. Each session will last 50 minutes and the cost is £40 per session. We do offer a bursary fund for those struggling financially. Please contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to find out more about that.
More about counselling
You may be going through a crisis, or have become aware of longstanding issues that need exploring and addressing. You may want to consider counselling if you are experiencing feelings of anxiety or low mood. Counsellors are there to help you find ways of making your difficulties feel more manageable and less overwhelming. We can help you explore what is going on if you are struggling with particular relationships or wanting to break free from patterns of unhelpful behaviours that seem hard to change. Counselling can help you to manage stress in the work place, and provide comfort and support if you are dealing with loss, bereavement, or health problems.
We understand that it is not always easy to come and talk about difficult experiences, so we aim to provide a safe and confidential space where you can be supported by people who are trained to help you. All our counselling is provided by counsellors who hold professional qualifications and are registered with national accrediting bodies. All our counsellors are Christians and we are motivated by our faith to provide a professional, ethical service to the whole community.