Counselling

Our respected “Rushden Mind Counselling Service” is open to anyone from any area.  We currently offer appointments in Rushden at our town centre location.

We have a team of experienced  qualified and  student  counsellors  who  all use  a  client-centred  based  approach from a range of different therapeutic models, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Psychodynamic Therapy, Person-Centred Therapy, Integrative Therapy and Gestalt Therapy.

Our counselling service runs 6 days per week (Monday Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday) and also on three evenings a week (Monday, Wednesday & Sunday ).

We  provide  a  supportive and confidential service and offer  an initial 6-10 sessions, after reviewing progress the number of sessions offered can be extended.  The average counselling journey is around 20-26 weeks, however we are able to offer long term counselling for as long as the client and counsellor both feel that it is beneficial to the client, subject to management approval. Each session last for 50 minutes and will normally be offered on a weekly basis, although this can be flexible for fortnightly appointments.

You can refer yourself, or be referred by your GP or mental health specialist, a family member or a friend.  Many employers are very supportive of Counselling and you may wish to approach them to find out if they would be willing to help with the cost.

We offer a free telephone assessment, and if agreed that counselling is an option we will offer you an initial counselling assessment, this is chargeable at £10.00.

Our counselling charges  range  from  between  £10 -£55  per  session and are calculated on a sliding scale, depending on employment status/income.  This will be discussed with you at your counselling assessment and agreed prior to be being placed on the waiting list. Your first counselling session fee is requested in advance and held on account until you complete your counselling journey.

Waiting List

Our waiting list varies according to your own availability, daytime appointments are usually 4-6 weeks, evenings can extend up to 10 weeks.  We do offer a fast track access service, please ask for availability at your assessment.  In order to keep our waiting list to a minimum we have a strict DNA (did not attend) policy.  In the event you miss two consecutive appointments, we will contact you to review your commitment and suggest a return to the waiting list if appropriate.  Cancellations are not charged for if notice is given 48hrs prior – these must be made by telephone, and an answer phone is available out of hours.

Concession’s, and a limited number of free sessions are available subject to management approval, we consider these on a case by case basis, for example for individuals who are registered homeless or single parents in crisis.  These will be to a maximum of 10 sessions.

What counselling is and isn’t !

A counsellor is not there to tell you what to do –  they will encourage you to talk about what your emotion’s and help you to explore your feelings. The counsellor will help you to understand yourself as a person, how you deal with situations in your life and identify your specific ways of thinking. This will enable you to have a better understanding around your issues and to be aware of what choices you have. Having a different perspective on issues, can make them become more manageable. Your counsellor is there to support and encourage you through this process in a safe, empathetic and non-judgemental way.

Our confidential support includes, but is not limited, to the following areas:

  • Abuse, sexual, financial, emotional and domestic
  • Anxiety and panic attacks
  • Managing depression
  • Coping with stress, building resilience
  • Bereavement and loss
  • Relationship issues
  • Emotional issues
  • Gender Identity
  • Trauma & PTSD
  • Mental Health Diagnosis
  • Chronic Health Conditions

To self refer please complete a referral form http://www.rushdenmind.org.uk/referral/

You can review our professional profile on

www.counselling-directory.org.uk