Counselling

Counselling at Dalziel St Andrew’s, Motherwell.

Counselling is a new service being offered through the church for all individuals and couples wishing to speak to a qualified and experienced counsellor in complete confidence. I have a Diploma in Christian Counselling, a Certificate in Couple Counselling and I work within the COSCA code of Ethics and Practice.

 

What is counselling?

Sometimes we experience difficulties in our lives and may not understand why we feel uneasy, anxious or depressed. Counselling sessions provide the time and space to explore feelings and emotions in a safe and confidential environment with someone who is trained to help you. You will not be given advice, or told what to do, but by using particular skills I will enable you to move forward to a more satisfactory life.

What can a counsellor help with?

  • Abuse
  • Addictions
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Bereavement
  • Depression
  • Faith based issues
  • Marital/Relationship issues
  • Work problems

In fact anything which prevents you from getting the best you can out of life.

How can counselling help?

  • By enabling you to express your thoughts and feelings.
  • Reflecting on your life and past experiences.
  • Making positive changes.
  • Having time and space for you.
  • Understanding yourself better.
  • Grieving losses.

How do I get an appointment?

By contacting Eric on 07507 394 501 or eric@dlsa.org.uk 

Appointments are usually weekly and last up to one hour. The day and time of your weekly appointment will normally remain the same throughout the period of counselling.

I can also refer you on to other counsellors in the area who have had similar training.

 

What will it cost?

There are no fixed charges, but you are asked for a weekly donation towards the service you receive. On average counsellor’s are charging £35 – £50 per session, but you are asked to consider giving according to your means, perhaps £10 – £20 taking into consideration the value of the service provision.

 

Eric Geddes