Demand for our Adult Counselling Service has continued to grow and we are working extremely hard to ensure we can provide support to those who reach out and ask for help.
We are always looking at ways we can develop and expand the service to meet the needs of our communities. We have been able to employ a part-time counsellor in Aylesbury and we now provide evening sessions in High Wycombe. In addition, client feedback has highlighted the need for the service to be available outside of the working week. We are taking this onboard and exploring how we can open the Aylesbury service on a Saturday morning.
Last year, we were very proud when one of our volunteer counsellors won a ‘People who make a difference’ award from Aylesbury Vale Community Chest.
We are extremely grateful to all our volunteers. The feedback we receive from our clients is a testament to their professionalism, dedication and commitment.
What our service users say:
“Even though the sessions were ‘short term’ I have gained more from 10 sessions than I have with other ‘long term’ therapies.”
“This counselling period has been incredibly cathartic and hugely beneficial. Thank you.”
“I found my counsellor really listened and provided good coping strategies going forward.”
Statistics for April 2016 to March 2017:
- Volunteer counsellors – 16
- Referrals received – 224
- Number of sessions (including assessments) – 1,100
- Overall satisfaction percentage – 93%
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