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Offered to anyone aged 50+ and their carers. Remember support is just a phone call away.

For more information please contact our Counselling Co-ordinator on:

01483 503414 or email enquiries@ageuksurrey.org.uk

Many people, at some stage of their life, feel anxious, depressed, isolated, or unable to cope. Life events (such as a bereavement, illness, relationship issues, isolation, moving into sheltered housing/a care home or to a new area) can trigger these feelings. At times, you may feel you would like some support to help deal with your feelings.

Bereavement

Following the loss of a loved one, you may have trouble functioning and need some emotional support. Grief can manifest socially, spiritually or physically, and counselling can help you address your thoughts and feelings around unresolved grief. 

Everyone deals with bereavement in a different way, and the length of the grieving process is different for everyone. You may need emotional support to make sense of what has happened, and find yourself reaching out to others wanting to tell them what has happened. You may, at times, feel helpless or overwhelmed. The way you work through your grief, is unique to you. There is no right or wrong way. 

Counselling can support you and help you move towards ‘acceptance’. Counselling can help you to come to terms with your bereavement and begin to accept your new reality. 

What is Counselling?

Age UK Surrey's Counselling Service gives you an opportunity to share your thoughts with one of our Counsellors, who will support you to work through your feelings. The aim of counselling is not to give advice or tell you what to do. Counselling is client-driven and gives you the opportunity to explore different pathways. 

How does the service work?

We offer a competitively priced Counselling Service to clients aged 50+. Following a request for Counselling, you will receive a call from our Counselling Co-ordinator. The Counselling Co-ordinator will carry out a telephone assessment to ascertain whether counselling is right for you at this time and to enable you to be matched with the most appropriate Counsellor for your needs. 

Your Counsellor will then contact you to arrange your first counselling session at a mutually convenient time. Your Counsellor will visit you in your own home or at our Godalming office.

Our Counsellors

Our Counsellors are either fully-trained (with Level 2 and 3 Counselling Certificates; and a Level 4 Counselling Diploma) or in the latter stages of their training (with a Level 2 and 3 Counselling Certificate; and studying for a Level 4 Diploma). All our Counsellors are volunteers. They are also members of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), and adhere to their professional standards. All of our Counsellors are also DBS checked.

What next?

For more information please contact our Counselling Co-ordinator on 01483 503414 or email enquiries@ageuksurrey.org.uk

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