What is counselling?

Counselling is. . .

  • based on listening, not advice-giving.
  • an accepting, caring relationship with a trained counsellor
  • confidential, within professional limits
  • an opportunity for people to explore their thoughts and feelings and gain a better understanding of themselves and their problems
  • an invitation for people to change by helping them to find new strength and the freedom to make their own choices.

Who are the counsellors?

Volunteers who…

  • are professionally trained or are in training with accredited training bodies.
  • are practising Christians from the Churches in and around Basingstoke
  • abide by the Code of Ethics and Practice of the British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists, the Association of Christian Counsellors and the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy
  • work with regular, professional supervision
  • will not impose their faith on anyone who comes to them
Close Menu