Counselling at Reach
Reach offers a confidential Christian counselling service for anyone in need and has done so for over 30 years. We offer ‘pastoral counselling’ for those who have a Christian faith and ‘community counselling’ for people of any other faith or of no faith. This distinctive approach reflects how we fully respect each person’s values and beliefs. Our hope, and aim, is to help each person find a better life, whatever their starting point may be.
Counselling at Reach provides people with the opportunity to fully explore their concerns and aims in a safe, confidential and hopeful setting. Clients present with a variety of issues that are causing them distress and our Appointments Manager seeks to allocate the most appropriate available counsellor to each new client. We don’t have a fixed charge for counselling sessions, but we do encourage donations and we have a fair donation principle that we ask all clients to consider.
Who Do We Counsel?
Since we are fortunate enough to have a team of counsellors, we are able to see a very wide range of clients. This includes:
Adults –the majority of our clients are individual adults, who typically present issues such as stress, loss, anxiety and depression (as diagnosed by their GP), abuse, trauma and many other difficulties, as well as those who just sense there could be a better way ahead for them.
Couples – we offer marriage and relationship counselling that covers a broad spectrum of areas: from small improvements in communication and learning to resolve difficult conflicts right through to couples struggling to stay together or seeking to recover and rebuild after there has been an affair. We are passionate about helping married couples.
Children and young people – we are really pleased to be able to offer counselling to those under the age of 17 (with parental permission) in Liverpool and Chester. Our younger clients are often facing issues of loss, anxiety, bullying, self-esteem, eating disorders and many other challenges that impact young people today.
If you are in any doubt as to whether counselling at Reach may be helpful for you please call the office to discuss this further. We would be delighted to speak to you.
Please click here if you would like to arrange an appointment.
Children & Young People
Counselling at Reach helped us to open the book of our marriage and write a better story
Each of our trained counsellors, whether employed or a volunteer:
- is qualified and on the accredited register of counsellors overseen by the Professional Standards Authority and works within either the A.C.C (Association of Christian Counsellors) or B.A.C.P (British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists) code of ethics. Student counsellors when on placement with us are also working towards qualification and registration.
- will work in a slightly different way according to their own training, model of counselling, experience and style. This is where our Appointments Manager’s knowledge of them is invaluable in seeking the best match for each client.
- will offer good counselling skills and attentive listening within a relationship based on respect, empathy and being genuine. Please click here to see our Counselling Agreement
We ask clients to complete an evaluation form once their counselling is completed. This allows us to monitor the service, to learn from our clients’ experiences and to consider improvements. Reach is a founder member of, and affiliated to, the Association of Christian Counsellors.
I thought that the counsellor was a great help to help me understand my feelings. I also think that Reach are a great charity.
– from an 11 year old client