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BCU Life Skills Centre's Counselling Service

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BCU provides a free counselling service with qualified counsellors

BCU offers One-to-One counselling that is free to the client. Referrals for counselling may be made by GPs, Health Visitors, mental health teams, family and friends, and individuals may also refer themselves.

The relationship between the counsellor and client is one of trust and therefore confidentiality is of paramount importance to BCU. To this end, counselling takes place in a private room with only the counsellor and client present.

Potential clients are seen first by the Centre's Coordinator who makes an assessment of the individual's needs and then allocates a counsellor. Counsellors may be fully qualified professionals or mature students studying for their professional qualification and both receive regular supervision by a senior BACP accredited counselor.

Conselling is a service that is about helping people to explore personal or social problems they are experiencing and in so doing help them to resolve those problems themselves, or learn how to adjust to and cope better with them.

It is not about the giving and receiving of advice, but about enabling the clients themselves to see the problems they face more clearly, perhaps from a different perspective. The aim is that, with compassionate understanding and professional guidance from the counsellor, clients will be able to become more self aware, be able to focus with clearer sight on their behavior and feelings and to discover for themselves possible solutions and management strategies.

Forthcoming Events

Various free courses take place throughout the year and include Stress Awareness and Management; Basic Food Hygiene; First Aid (Paediatric and Emergency). These are run subject to funding.

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