Beechwood is a day centre opened in 1990 to help anyone who's life has been affected by the diagnosis and treatment of a serious illness .
Within our welcoming surroundings we offer a range of free support, including
- 1 to 1 talk time
- complementary therapies
- group sessions
We help patients, family members and carers cope with all the problems they may have to face.
At Beechwood we also provide bereavement support that includes one-to-one sessions and complementary therapy, to allow time and opportunity for people to explore their feelings in a safe and supportive environment.
In addition we offer confidential counselling and support to all family members where somebody has been diagnosed with a serious illness, or there has been a bereavement. Although there is a particular focus on the needs of children and young people, family members of all ages (including grandparents) are welcome to access this service. You do not need to be referred by a professional – you can contact us directly yourself.
Training, qualifications & experience
One to one / counselling
An individual appointment each week with a trained nurse therapist.
This may be a time to ask practical questions or an opportunity to express thoughts and feelings in a safe environment.
The session is dependant on individuals needs.
After assessment an hour of complementary therapy each week.
We offer Aromatherapy, Reflexology and Reiki
- goal setting,
- the mind-body connection,
- self talk,
- nutrition & healthy eating,
- fatigue management and expression through art and music.
Why relaxation is important.
Also how to relax, building the skills needed to achieve deeper relaxation.
Member organisations *
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Areas of counselling we deal with
We are a charity, providing free of charge support to patients and their families.