Release is a counselling service which began in 2005. It was originally supported by the Community Church and is now an independent charity - registered number 1122699.
All the Release counsellors are either qualified or in their final stages of training. Release offers a fully professional service and abides by the ethical framework of The British Association for Counselling and Psychology, and The Code of Ethics of The Association of Christian Counsellors.
Many people find counselling helpful as it gives them an opportunity to explore their thoughts and feelings in a confidential and supportive environment.
People seek counselling for many different reasons including:
- relationship difficulties
- loss or bereavement
- low self-esteem
- abuse: physical, verbal, sexual emotional, mental
issues of spirituality and faith
Release offers weekly sessions of 50 minutes which will continue for an agreed period.
All personal information shared during counselling is confidential to Release. No information will be disclosed to any other person without prior consent, unless in exceptional circumstances, e.g. legal requirement or planned harm to self or other.
Release aims to provide counselling that is accessible for all. They operate a sliding scale according to the ability of the individual to pay, ranging from £10-£40. This will be negotiated at the first appointment which has a standard charge of £20 (£10 for unwaged / students). There is a bursary fund for those unable to pay £10 per session. A separate fee is negotiable for couple's work and family work.
If you would like to contact us to book an initial assessment session or would like further informationplease ring the number below or email the address below.
Phone: 020 8391 1181
You can also find us at www.releasecounselling.org.uk
Marian is the Clinical Director of Release Counselling