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.