St Teresa's hospice seeks to offer total care for people diagnosed with life-limiting illnesses and those close to them. The Hospice's ultimate goal to to provide the best quality of life for patients and their family & friends by providing psychological, social, and spiritual support.
Our Family Support Team offers free, confidential support and is made up for specialist social workers, BACP accredited counsellors and volunteer support workers. Counselling gives the opportunity to talk in confidence about anything which is of concern and is available to patients/guests, their family, carers, and close friends. Hospice counselling abides by the BACP principles of good practice outlined in their ethical framework. We also offer a drop-in group for bereaved people, carer support groups and specialist support for children and young people.
Training, qualifications & experience
BACP accredited counsellors
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.
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
Other areas of counselling we deal with
Palliative Children's bereavement support
No charge for any of our services
When we work
We generally operate during office hours but may be able to offer early evening appointments by arrangement.