We recognise that taking the first steps and looking for hep can be difficult.
We are here to help
We work with men, women and children. We can also support your family around you, because we know that it’s not just you who has been affected.
We’re here to make it as easy as possible for you.
We have both male and female counsellors, so you can choose if you’d rather see one of the other.
We offer counselling at a number of places across Lancashire to meet your needs. We try to make our centres located near the bus and train stations, or have car parks handy.
We have accessible rooms and facilities for those with mobility issues.
We offer an initial appointment before you come to counselling so we can meet and find out more about each other and what your needs are so we can offer the right counsellor and counselling to you.
When you arrive someone will greet you and put the kettle on.
When it’s time to start counselling you will get a phone call to arrange the sessions, they will be with the same counsellor on the same day at the same time for 10-12 sessions. If more sessions are required we will meet your need.
What is counselling
A counsellor is a professional who has been trained in counselling. Counselling is a type of talk therapy that aims to help people work through any problems or difficulties they may be having in their lives. Our counsellors are specifically trained by Trust House and specialise in sexual abuse and rape.
Counselling provides a safe, impartial and confidential space in which to explore your feelings. Talking to a professional our confidential setting, safe in the knowledge that what you say will be respectfully listened to, can sometimes help us to understand what is making us feel a certain way.
Counselling can help you to explore and reflect upon feelings and emotions that you are feeling. It can help you to understand what is at the root of the concern, and can help you to work towards resolving these difficulties.
What happens in a counselling session?
Counselling is not advice giving and may feel different from other types of help. It is a process where the counsellor helps guide you to explore and understand difficulties, and then can help you to develop resources of your own to help you cope with them.
Our counsellor will treat you with respect and treat your concerns with sensitivity. You will be listened to and heard, and at the end of counselling there is usually a better understanding of your issues and help you cope in the future.
How long does it take?
Each counselling session lasts for 50 minutes. We initially offer 10-12 sessions some people do not need 10-12 sessions some people might need more. We will endeavour to meet you individual needs.
Confidentiality is paramount within counselling, Trust House Lancashire adheres to the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) Ethical Framework.