We are a group of professionally trained Counsellors, from various churches based around the New Forest, providing services to clients from Totton in the east to Christchurch in the west.
Our service has been working in the New Forest for over 15 years and offers safe, secure and highly confidential counselling from supportive and empathetic counsellors, at a range of venues. A number of churches across the Forest make counselling premises available to us, which helps reduce our costs. The counselling venue will depend on various factors, such as convenience of travel, availability of counsellor and issues of confidentiality. The service is open to those of all faiths or none.
Training, qualifications & experience
All of our counsellors are either accredited with the Association of Christian Counsellors (ACC), or the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP), or working towards accreditation. We may also have trainees on placement with us who are working towards either their Diploma or Degree qualification in Counselling. They each receive regular individual supervision, as well as peer group supervision and are covered by Professional Indemnity insurance. As an organisation we are affiliated to the Association of Christian Counsellors.
The Charities Trustees are chosen from various denominations in the New Forest and the service is also supported by medical and legal professionals.
Member organisations *
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.
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
Other areas of counselling we deal with
Cross Cultural relationships
Counselling Together is supported by a number of local churches both in providing counselling locations and financial assistance. Additionally, all of our counsellors work on a voluntary or reduced cost basis. This means that we are in a position to negotiate fees with you, that are below the market rate, in line with your personal financial situation.
Please note in all cases we insist upon a minimum fee contribution as part of your commitment to the counselling process. To arrange an initial assessment please contact us to arrange a suitable date, time and venue.
We operate from six venues across the New Forest, with different counsellors offering different session times, including some evening sessions.
Please contact us for more details.