House of Light is a primary care perinatal specialist service offering counselling and support to parents who are suffering or have been affected by maternal mental health issues.
Counselling provides a safe, non-judgemental space for you to discuss your problems and worries and explore your feelings and emotions. Counselling can help give you an insight and a better understanding of yourself and the issues you face.
Pregnancy and birth is a time of huge change and for some this can feel overwhelming and may bring about many thoughts, feelings and emotions. Talking about how you feel can bring a huge sense of relief. Counselling can also empower you to make positive changes in your life.
We offer a variety of counselling modalities, advice and support. We can help with issues such as:
- Pregnancy loss (Miscarriage or stillbirth)
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
- Low confidence
- Low self esteem
- Birth trauma
- Difficult pregnancy or labour
Founded in 2007 the service has helped thousands of women and their families. Maternal mental health issues affect around 20-25% of new mothers and 10% of new fathers. With the right help, support and treatment you can and will recover.
For further information please do not hesitate to contact the service on 01482 580499.
Training, qualifications & experience
All House of Light's therapists are qualified to degree level and are registered/accredited with either BACP, BABCP or UKCP.
We offer a full range of therapeutic approaches to work with the client, depending on what their own individual needs are.
Member organisations *
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)
BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).
Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.
Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.
All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.
Areas of counselling we deal with
Please contact us for further information.
Helpline: 0800 043 2031
Telephone: 01482 580499
Text: 07854 220730
Our offices are open Monday to Saturday 9am until 5pm for counselling appointments.
Email and text support will be responded to Monday to Friday and our helpline is available Monday to Friday between 10am and 3pm.
Beyond these times if you need to speak to someone urgently please contact the Samaritans on 116123 or if you require medical attention NHS 111 will be able advise you of the best course of action.