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Older people can sometimes feel overwhelmed by loneliness, bereavement, depression or anxiety. Talking to a counsellor can help.

How can counselling help?two women talking

A counsellor can help you to:

  • express pent up feelings
  • work through difficult or painful changes in your circumstances
  • come to terms with realities that can’t be changed
  • find new ways to take control of your life and move on

How does it work?

Our team of experienced volunteer counsellors have all undertaken professional counselling training. They can work with you each week for up to a maximum of 18 sessions, in your own home or at Age UK Brighton & Hove.

All sessions are confidential and our counsellors work to standards set by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.

- Visit the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy

How much is it?

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We ask that people who use this service pay a contribution towards the cost of the service, of between £10 and £25 per session. The people who use the counselling service choose what they feel able to pay – there is no means testing.

How do I find out more?

Enquiries are welcome from (or on behalf of) people living in Brighton & Hove. Please phone or email our offices to talk to the Counselling Service Manager. Once it has been agreed that counselling would be helpful, a counsellor will be allocated as soon as one is available.

Phone: 01273 720603