Caterham Community Church
To help those who struggle with emotional and mental health difficulties; reaching out to our community with professional and caring help. To enable those who are battling with life’s issues to lead more fulfilling lives.
A Caring Place
Most of us at some point in life, reach a time when we find ourselves unable to solve personal problems on our own. Caterham Counselling Centre is a caring place. We offer a confidential service by counsellors who will listen without judging. We seek to give people the time, care, support and counsel to help them through healing and recovery. We all deserve to live healthy, significant lives as we relate to others in meaningful ways.
There are many definitions of counselling. One simple version is that counselling is a working relationship in which you are helped to explore and manage what is happening in your life. The overall aim of counselling is to provide an opportunity for you to work towards a more satisfying and resourceful experience of life. Naturally, each person’s needs are different.
Our counselling approach is integrative as we seek to keep our clients best interests at heart. This means that we offer a variety of counselling styles and models to suit individual needs.
Sensitivity and Confidentiality
Some people today may be finding it very difficult to admit that they are facing problems that they cannot solve on their own. Asking for help can be both difficult and stressful. Our staff are aware of this and therefore strive to make the booking both simple and easy to follow. Every enquiry and booking is handled sensitively and in the strictest of confidence.
Training, qualifications & experience
Our counsellors have professional counselling qualifications and have a wealth of experience. They are under regular professional supervision and are committed to on-going professional development, keeping up with current issues and government requirements.
All our counsellors adhere to the ACC (Association of Christian Counsellors) and/or BACP (British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists) Code of Ethics and Practice. These are available to view at: bacp.co.uk and acc-uk.org
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Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
Association for Christian Counsellors
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.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling we deal with
We are not part of the NHS and do not receive any funding from the government. Our counsellors offer their services at reduced rates and Caterham Community Church supports our vision. We also rely on donations, to enable us to offer this service at subsidised rates. All donations are gratefully received.
Our fees are on a sliding scale based on income and circumstances.