|Child & Family Counselling Service|
Who is the service for?
The Child & Family Service offers counselling to families, children and young people who are experiencing difficulties. These may stem from changes in family life such as separation, divorce / remarriage, developments within step-families, illness, loss or bereavement. Or there may be worries about how to support a troubled adolescent, a child experiencing bullying or a child or young person in the family finding it hard to make friends or become more independent.
How to get help
The Child and Family Counselling Service Registration forms are available online. You will need to pay the initial session fee at this time and you are able to do so by credit card, debit card or using your Paypal account following your completion of the online Registration Forms
We operate an appointments only system and any member of the family may contact us on 01453 766310. Calls are answered between 9am and 4pm Monday to Thursday and 10am to 3pm on Friday. At other times, a message can be left on an answer phone and will be responded to promptly.
The cost of counselling
The Child & Family Service is a subsidiary of GCS and is non-profit making. We receive no financial support from Government or NHS Trusts and aim to provide our service to those in need irrespective of income. the Registration fee is £48 and and includes the first initial session. Each ongoing counselling session costs us £46 a session, but we are able to offer limited concessions in the case of low income.
The initial assessment session and ongoing sessions
An initial assessment meeting will be arranged which provides the opportunity to explore your concerns and think about the best way forward. From then, the Child and Family Counselling Service does it's best to allocate you to a counsellor within 4 - 6 weeks from the date of your initial Assessment. If you are able to be flexible on the times and days you would be available, then we would hope to allocate you within 2 - 4 weeks. These timescales may vary due to demand on the Service.
To contact for further information about the services provided by the Child & Family Service or to arrange an initial session please see the Contact page.