Bristol Early Years Counselling Service is a new service set up to support families in Bristol Children’s Centres across the City. We aim to offer high quality confidential one to one psychological support for parents/carers who are likely to benefit from specialised support and are motivated to make changes in their current life situation.
Counselling is a ‘talking therapy’ which provides a regular space for parents to talk and be listened to when they feel ‘overwhelmed’ by life’s challenges and want to explore their feelings in a safe space. Parents will be encouraged to find their own solutions and the counsellor will assist with this process but not give advice.
Sarah Appleton is an MBACP (Accred) integrative Counsellor combining a person-centred approach with cognitive behavioural tools. Sarah offers short-term, confidential counselling support (six sessions including a review). She is able to offer this in a quiet space at the Children’s Centre or a room in a neutral environment off site.
Criteria for referral for Parents/Carers
Counselling Support for Leaders
We understand that leadership is becoming increasingly stressful.
We offer an opportunity for a safe, confidential space for reflection to support you to rebuild resources when going through uncertainty and change.
Counselling can take place ‘offsite’ from your place of work.
The service offered to staff is strictly confidential and information shared in sessions will not be disclosed to other employees
Staff can email or telephone Sarah to complete a referral form to access support.
Sarah can offer six free sessions including a review
Advice and Information for Practitioners
If you become aware of practitioners who could benefit from counselling support, Sarah can be contacted for advice and information for appropriate agencies for them to be referred on to.
For more information or to make a referral contact Sarah Appleton, Counsellor based at Redcliffe Children’s Centre or email Sarah.firstname.lastname@example.org
(T) 0117 9030341
Sarah works on Tuesdays 9am – 5pm all year round