Can counselling help me?
Counselling will not provide you with ready made solutions. It is a process whereby you and the counsellor work together on the issues that you bring, therefore helping you become clearer about what is really worrying you. Our role is to create a supportive space where you can gain greater insight into your concerns and desires. We support you to find your own answers.
Our counsellor will not give you advice or tell you how to be or what you should do. She/he will listen to you in a non-judgemental way. You may feel that your problem is not important enough to seek counselling. However if it is worrying you, it is important. Counselling can help you with many feelings, experiences and difficulties in your life, feelings of grief and experiences of trauma. Anything that prevents you from living life the way you want to.
Is there an age limit?
We provide this service to young people and adults alike. Counsellor’s will be happy to explain our policy regarding young people or vulnerable adults receiving the treatment.
Who can access the service?
The service is available to people with a direct or indirect problem with alcohol, drugs (prescription/illegal), other substances and anyone who is feeling suicidal or self-harming. Our service are available to all of the following:
- Directly – Someone who misuses alcohol, drugs, other substances or who is feeling suicidal or self-harming
- Indirect - Family or friends or concerned others who are affected by any of the above
How do I access the service?
Should you wish to use our services you can be referred by your Doctor, CPN (Community Psychiatric Nurse), other statutory or voluntary agencies. If your GP does not have a referral form, ask them to contact the office and a referral form will be sent immediately. For self referral please contact the office.
FASA’s Counselling Services
FASA is an organisational member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy). Our confidentiality policy is consistent with the law and the BACP’s Ethical Framework For Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy. The BACP Code of Practice governs all aspects of the counselling relationship. Our counsellors are accredited or working towards accreditation and are trained to at least diploma level with extensive experience of working with a wide range of people and issues.
How much is the service?
Nothing, it is a free service. However FASA currently have to raise funds or secure funding to ensure that we can offer this service free of charge. We welcome any donations that can help us sustain the service and continue to help others.