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A gentle way to explore your feelings – with no limit on how long you can use it.

Every single thing we do is geared towards helping entire families, not just your child, so you’ll be supported every time you’re in touch with us. At some point, however, you may want more formal help from our qualified in-house counsellor.

You might find that you could benefit from counselling at the time of your child’s diagnosis or birth, or when you go through major life events and times of stress. You might not even know what triggered a sudden need for extra help. Or it could be that you need counselling as part of our bereavement support

Like all of our services, you can ask for counselling at any time, there’s no end point, and it’s completely free. 

Counselling is a safe space

Counselling offers a confidential place to talk and explore your feelings without fear of judgment. You can take all the time you need to work things through, and you decide what to talk about: you’ll never be made to discuss anything you’d rather leave alone. An important thing about our counsellors is that they don’t have a role in the day-to-day care of your family, so they’re completely independent and dedicated just to you. 

Counselling however & wherever you want it

Just because counselling is a more formal therapy doesn’t mean you have to perch on a sofa next to a box of tissues. You can have your counselling while walking around our garden, over a coffee in the Hub at Russell House, in your own home, or wherever else would be helpful. For children, it might be easier to express themselves through a music session, or getting sticky at a crafts table. Talk to us about what you’d like when you ask for a counselling appointment. 

Counselling for whoever needs it

Our counselling is for the individual – we don’t do couples or family counselling. This means that your session is dedicated only to you, and you can talk about whatever you want. It’s available to anyone in the family, including siblings and grandparents. And we can arrange for a volunteer to look after any siblings while a family member is having counselling. 

Getting referred for our counselling services

You don’t have to ask anyone to refer you: just contact us. Ask any member of our care team if you’d like to know more, or call us on 01484 411 040 or email care@forgetmenotchild.co.uk.