The Leicester Counselling Centre is a non-profit charitable organization founded in 1981 and its ethos is to provide an affordable, long-term, confidential counselling service for individuals aged 18 and over. We are one of the largest general counselling service providers in Leicestershire and an organisational member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). Our team of professional counsellors and receptionists give their time voluntarily.
We have a team of 80-90 volunteer counsellors who are all qualified or nearing the end of their training. All our counsellors are trained to diploma, graduate or postgraduate level and have gone through a very careful selection process. Our counsellors are experienced in a wide range of issues. Their clinical work is regularly supervised and monitored according to the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy’s (BACP) ethical code of practice.
What is counselling and will it help me?
People have counselling for a number of different reasons - you could be feeling low, depressed, stressed or anxious about something, or be struggling with a relationship breakdown, past or present abuse, bereavement, family problems, money worries, work-related problems or many other things. You may not be able to label the way you feel but if you feel things aren’t right, counselling may help.
Counselling offers an opportunity for you to talk in confidence and to reflect on anything causing you anxiety. A counsellor won’t tell you what to do but will listen carefully to what you have to say and work with you towards a better understanding of your situation and how you’re feeling.
You’ll probably find this brings some relief and you may then be able to make changes in your life. Often quite small changes can make a big difference. Counselling may also help you come to terms with things you cannot or do not wish to change.