Counselling is available to all adults already accessing support with us, who feel they are ready to explore and work through particular issues that may be hindering their quality of life. When you are referred into the counselling service here at Pathway you will be assessed by our Head Counsellor Ann Finucane. Through the assessment we are able to find out a bit more about you and what you want to get from counselling, you will then be assigned one of our counsellors and will go on to have 8-12 sessions of counselling with us.
What is counselling? Counselling is a time and a place where you can feel safe to explore your feelings confidentially and with a trained professional, counselling is a collaborative effort, which means requires effort from both the counsellor and the client, counselling is a chance for you to gain insight into your difficulties and make sense of them.
Counselling isn’t a magic wand that will cure all your problems; a counsellor is not someone who can make decisions for you – a counsellor is someone that can help empower you to make changes.
A private 50 minute session can cost anywhere from £30 to £60, we are very lucky to be able to offer this service free of charge, as the service is funded by a range of different charitable trusts and private donations.
Counsellors at Pathway Project are all qualified to diploma level or above and receive regular supervision to ensure that they work safely and to the highest possible standards.