Arise Counselling Service is a confidential, christian Counselling service that offers affordable, professional counselling for a wide-range of issues to those living in East Grinstead and the surrounding area. We seek to affirm the dignity of each individual and believe everyone should have the chance to find hope and experience lives of purpose and meaning. We believe that therapeutic counselling provides one opportunity to gain these qualities more fully. We are based at the Jubilee Community Centre in East Grinstead with free parking and good access to train and local bus services.
There are many reasons why you may be seeking a counsellor right now: you may be feeling low or overwhelmed, facing relationship difficulties at home or work, processing a loss or a recent or past trauma. Counselling offers an opportunity to talk with a caring professional, who has can listen without bias or judgement. Our counsellors are trained in a range of counselling approaches and are able to work with you through a wide-range of issues (please see our website for more details).
We do not receive outside funding and therefore ask for a contribution towards our costs. We offer weekly sessions of 50 minutes at a fee that is affordable to a range of budgets. Once you have contacted the service, a member of the counselling team will call to discuss your query further, including your availability and agree payment and answer your initial questions. You will then be allocated a counsellor.
Training, qualifications & experience
All our counsellors are on the national counselling register and hold full counselling qualifications at Dip HE, Degree or Masters level. They are members of either British Association of Counsellors Psychotherapists or Association of Christian Counsellors and work within the ethics and code of practice of their membership organisation.
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Association for Christian Counsellors (ACC)
The Association of Christian Counsellors is a professional body representing and setting standards for Christian counselling and care in the UK. The organisation is made up of various different membership categories, including Counsellor and Accredited, and requires all members working as counsellors to undertake Continuous Professional Development on a regular basis.
Areas of counselling we deal with
Our fees are based on a sliding scale depending on income between £15 - £50/session. Further concessions may be possible in some circumstances for those on very low income. Please call us if you have any worries in this respect. We would not wish anyone to be unable to access counselling due to a genuine lack of funds.
You are welcome to call or email the service or use the website contact form. All calls are are handled sensitively and in confidence. If the phone is not answered immediately please leave a message and we will return your call as soon as possible between Monday - Friday.