Our service offers a safe, private and confidential place so you can work with one of our counsellors on the problems and difficulties you are facing. Our counsellors can assist you to explore, make sense of the issues troubling you and offer possible alternative ways to move forward with your life where you will not be judged.
How can counselling help individuals?
We can provide counselling for individuals with a wide range of mental health and well-being issues and will support citizens with a wide range of issues. For example, counselling provision may help individuals to:
cope with redundancy or work-related stress
explore issues such as sexual identity
deal with issues preventing them from achieving key goals
cope with depression or feelings of sadness, and have a more positive outlook on life
cope with anxiety, helping them to achieve key goals
understand themselves better
feel more confident
develop a better understanding of other people's points of view
cope with a bereavement or relationship breakdown
The service is co-ordinated by a qualified and experienced Counsellor who provides counselling and supports all the counsellors. We have student counsellors who are working towards gaining a Diploma in Counselling whilst studying in college or university. All our Counsellors are registered with a relevant professional body (e.g. BACP, UKCP) and either accredited with that body or working towards accreditation.
We can offer counselling to both men and women over the age of 18 years of age (consideration may be given to supporting people aged 16- 18 years) who live within the county of Monmouthshire or within the Aneurin Bevan University Health Board (ABUHB) footprint area.
We can also offer you counselling appointments with either a male or female counsellor.
Each of the counselling appointments last between 50 – 60 minutes. The counsellor can offer you appointments at the same time and day every week. This is our way of helping you gain the best possible outcome from the service.
This is a free of charge service.
How to access the Counselling Service:
Please see your GP by 31st October 2019 who can refer you.
You referral will be passed to The Community Counselling Team who will arrange an initial assessment.
Once the initial assessment is carried out you will be placed on the list and given an idea of the waiting time to be seen for counselling.
All our referrals for Counselling are managed by Torfaen and Blaenau Gwent Mind; Counselling sessions will be provided by Mind Monmouthshire Counsellors from our office base in Abergavenny.
Mind Monmouthshire is registered with and follows British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy Guidelines.