C is for Counselling
Posted on December 1st, 2020 at 1:55PM
1 in 4 people will experience a mental health problem of some kind each year in England.* These problems can range from trauma, anxiety and obsessive compulsive disorder, as well as many others. There are different types of help that people suffering from mental health problems need, one of which is counselling.
For many counselling is often a very helpful tool in recovery, but there are often long NHS waiting lists, meaning that resolution can often be delayed.*
However, there are many third sector and private therapists who charge a fee for counselling, or talking therapy as it is also known. By donating towards counselling fees on our website you are enabling someone to access the help they need more quickly.
Such as this woman who had been in an abusive marriage for 50 years and needed to relocate for her own safety, away from the support of family and friends. Once there was recognition that she needed help through counselling, this lady was able to access it quickly, without large waiting lists. This is what she has to say to those who donated towards her session fees:
"There is a saying - it is never too late - this is what I feel now after being supported by you all to help me overcome and look through my past traumas. My counsellor is excellent and very caring as we get to grips with what is holding me back. I cannot thank you enough for your support and I can see a light of hope."
Could you give a light of hope to those suffering with mental health problems, and help to provide a course of counselling sessions to those who need it most? Take a look at our giving page, and search in the box for 'counselling' - www.acts435.org.uk/give
*Statistics and information from Mind: (https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/types-of-mental-health-problems/statistics-and-facts-about-mental-health/how-common-are-mental-health-problems/#AreMentalHealthProblemsIncreasing)