Learning to Cope
At the FORD Counselling and Psychotherapy Centre, we strive to support all our stakeholders by empowering them to learn. Here are some useful links for clients and counsellors.
For clients using the centre’s services, our approach of person-centred care helps them learn to understand themselves and the root of their issues.
Our therapists don’t tell you what to do. Instead they help you develop the self-awareness and skills to cope with your problems.
Useful Links for Those Seeking Help
Learning to cope is a great step forward but it can take time. Sometimes our clients need extra help. Or perhaps, you haven’t gotten in touch yet.
Even if you aren’t considering counselling/psychotherapy right now, you don’t have to deal with your problems alone. There are some great helplines out there manned by people who are trained to listen. We’ve put together a list of helplines and supports for anyone seeking mental health help.
Education Drives Excellence
As well as providing professional counselling services on a voluntary basis, the FORD Counselling and Psychotherapy Centre has an educational remit. Each one of our therapists and bereavement support workers is given in-depth training which enables them to provide a compassionate service and deal with a range of mental health and relationship issues.
All training is provided by counselling/psychotherapy organisations such as the IACP and The IAHIP and our counsellors have, or are working towards, accreditation with these professional counselling bodies.
Even when our therapists receive their accreditation, we support them to grow their skills through continual professional development (CPD). At the FORD Counselling and Psychotherapy Centre, we believe training and development drives excellence.