Counselling

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Supporting your psychological and emotional well being, helping you find ways to cope

At Nottinghamshire Mind we aim to provide you with a counselling experience that will support you to understand your psychological and emotional well being and to find ways of coping.

We provide a highly professional and ethical counselling and psychotherapy service. Our therapists have all received thorough recognised training and all abide by the Ethical Framework of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). This ensures that the service we provide is safe, ethical and confidential

You can find more information on the BACP website about their Ethical Framework

Psychotherapy, or talk therapy, is a way to help people with a broad variety of mental illnesses and emotional difficulties. Psychotherapy can help eliminate or control troubling symptoms so a person can function better and can increase well-being and healing.

Problems helped by psychotherapy include difficulties in coping with daily life, the impact of trauma, medical illness or loss, like the death of a loved one, and specific mental disorders, like depression or anxiety. There are several different types of psychotherapy and some types may work better with certain problems or issue. Psychotherapy may be used in combination with medication or other therapies.

Psychotherapy can be short-term(a few sessions), dealing with immediate issues, or long-term (months or years), dealing with longstanding and complex issues. The goals of treatment and arrangements for how often and how long to meet are planned jointly by the patient and therapist.

About 75% of people who enter psychotherapy show some benefit from it.

Areas of counselling that we deal with:

  • Alcoholism
  • Addiction(s)
  • Attachment disorder
  • Bullying
  • Carer support
  • Childhood bullying
  • Disabilities
  • Domestic violence
  • Emotional abuse
  • Gambling
  • Hoarding
  • Infertility
  • Miscarriage
  • Passive aggressive behaviour
  • Pregnancy and birth
  • Redundancy
  • Separation and divorce
  • Sex addiction
  • Sexuality
  • Stress
  • Abortion
  • Abuse
  • Affairs and betrayals
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Career counselling
  • Childhood bereavement
  • Depression
  • Discrimination
  • Eating disorders
  • Feeling sad
  • Generalised anxiety disorder
  • Low self-esteem
  • Panic disorder
  • Phobias
  • Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Self-harm
  • Separation anxiety
  • Sexual abuse
  • Spirituality
  • work related stress

Access to Service

Our service is available at three different locations, Mansfield, Worksop and Newark; to individuals aged 18 and over through self-referral, a GP referral or through other agencies that support you.

Assessment

In a telephone conversation, our coordinator will ask you about your personal circumstances and what is causing you concern. This will help determine if our service is right for you.

Following this, you will be invited to attend a face to face 1 hour assessment to discuss in detail your needs. There is a fee of £6.00 or £10.00 depending on your employment circumstances. At the assessment, you will be asked about your current situation, past experiences, a brief medical history and how you hope to benefit from counselling. If we cannot provide the correct help for you at this time we will do our best to find alternative support.

Counselling

What Next

After the assessment, you will be placed on our waiting list. We will endeavour to keep you informed regarding a start date for your sessions. Our aim is to match you with a counsellor within 8 weeks.

Counselling sessions will be conducted in our counselling rooms, we hope that you will feel comfortable, supported and safe to share with your counsellor the issues in your life that are causing concern.

Counselling sessions last for 50 minutes and cost £12.50 if you are unwaged or in receipt of any benefit and £20 if you are waged.

If you are employed we now offer evening sessions on Thursdays at our Mansfield Centre.

We are on the Counselling Directory website.

For more useful information about mental health, please go to the Mind website
http://www.mind.org.uk/

Get in touch

If you would like any further information about our Counselling Service please contact:

Paul Gilbert Counselling and Psycotherapy Lead by calling  0800 470 0203 and choosing the Mansfield office.

Complete Online Referral Form