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Talking Connections is the name of the Counselling Service delivered by MHM Wales in the borough of Bridgend. Its aim is to supports residents of the borough around their wellbeing and mental health.

 

Why Counselling

 

At certain times in our lives many of us experience emotional difficulties that affect our ability to cope with daily life or the quality of our life and relationships.

 

Counselling can help you to express your feelings, to clarify your thoughts and to understand yourself better. It assists you to identify choices and to make changes in your life so that you manage them more effectively.

 

Counselling is a talking therapy that enables you to find your own answers. The counsellor’s role is neither to provide solutions nor to give advice. Counsellor and client work together to explore different ways of dealing with things.

 

Is Counselling the right thing for me?

 

Short term counselling is not appropriate for personality or behaviour disorders or severe or enduring mental health conditions. If you feel that you are in need of immediate help you may wish to consult your GP.

 

What type of issues do people seek counselling for?

 

Talking Connections has provided counselling service which cover a broad range of client issues, these include:

 

    Anxiety

    Anger

             Bereavement & Loss

    Depression

    Disability

    Eating disorders

    Family/domestic violence

    Gender identity disorders

    Gender based violence

    Health

    Panic attacks

    Parent/Child conflict

    Stress

    Separation and loss

    Sexual abuse

    Self-esteem

    Trauma including PTSD

    Substance misuse

 

How do I access the service?

 

To access Talking Connections you will need to be referred through ARC (Assisting Recovery in the Community) unless you are self-referring and paying. For more details of charges click here

 

The Project Coordinator on receipt of the referral will acknowledge the referral being received and the individual will be placed on the waiting list for Assessment.

 

What happens at the assessment?

 

The Assessment will take around 20 minute where the project coordinator will assess your situation through discussion with you. If it is felt that the counselling service is appropriate for you, you will be matched with a counsellor. The service can also assist with signposting to additional support services which may be of benefit.

 

When will the counselling sessions start and how many sessions will I have?

 

Counselling sessions are offered to clients in the order in which they are received, currently (May 2016) we have an six week waiting list. Up to six counselling sessions will be arranged with you, A review is then undertaken, where if felt; additional sessions maybe arranged. Each counselling session can last up to 50 minutes.

 

There are no priority appointments.

 

What if I miss or cannot attend an appointment?

 

If a situation arises where you will not be able to attend an appointment you should ring the service and speak to the project coordinator to tell them you are unable to attend. There is also has an answerphone where a message can be left outside of the opening times of the service.

 

If a message has not been received the project coordinator will contact you to discuss any reasons for not attending and arrange a new appointment. If you fail to attend the follow up appointment or make contact to cancel the appointment the project coordinator will again contact you to either reschedule another appointment or to inform you of your removal from the service.

 

 

Is the Talking Connections Counselling Service registered and are the counsellors qualified?

 

Talking Connections is registered with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) who are responsible for upholding and enforcing the Data Protection Act. Talking Connections stores any personal information relating to clients in accordance to the Act.

 

Talking Connections adopt the Code of Ethics and Practice of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and is also registered with them and all our counsellors receive regular clinical supervision for their work.

 

We have a number of counsellors with various skills, methods and models of working with clients on a 1:1 basis.  Our counsellors range from fully qualified and experienced counsellors to experienced trainee counsellors who are working towards obtaining their degree, and undertaking their student placements. Our counsellors are trained in various models, some of which being Integrative, Person Centred, Narrative, CBT, Solution Focused, and Psychodynamic; we are also on occasions, able to provide exposure based therapy. 

 

Cost

 

Referred through Arc = £8.00 minimum donation.

 

Self-referral = £15.00 minimum donation

 

Further Information

 

For further information or to submit a referral, please use the following telephone number, fax, email or mail address. To access the Talking Connections information leaflet or referral forms please click on the links below

 

 

                     Tel:               (01656) 647 578

 

                     Fax:              (01656) 768775

 

                     E-mail:          talkingconnections@mhmwales.org     

 

                     Address:       Talking Connections, MHM Wales, 63 Nolton                                          Street,

                                         Bridgend, CF31 3AE

 

                               Counselling Leaflet

 

                               MHM Wales Self - Referral form

 

                           MHM Wales Professional - Referral Form

Charity Number: 1123842 Registered Company Number: 6468412

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