Mental Health Service
The Health Agency provide a counselling service which is currently free at the point of need. However should you wish to make a donation to support the work of our service a donation can be made here.
Many people access counselling for many different reasons. Anxiety, depression, stress, mental health challenges, difficult life circumstances. No matter what the reason , our counsellors offer a safe, non judgemental space to explore your thoughts and feelings.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is a form of psychotherapy that is solution-orientated dealing with the ‘here & now’. It is based on the idea that thoughts, feelings, what we do, and how our bodies feel, are all connected. If we change one of these, we can alter all the others.
When we’re low or upset, we often fall into patterns of thinking and responding which can worsen how we feel. CBT works to help us notice and change problematic thinking styles or behaviour patterns so we can feel better.
CBT is a collaborative therapy – it’s not something that is done to you, it’s a way of working together with a CBT therapist on mutually agreed goals. CBT may also include some practical work for you to undertake between sessions, and a block usually lasts 16 weeks.