Counselling provides a safe confidential space to talk about difficulties and events in life.
Our trained counsellors will encourage you to talk about your feelings and emotions and will listen and support you without judging or criticising. They can help you to gain a better understanding of your feelings and thought processes, and to find your own solutions to problems; they won’t usually give advice or tell you what to do.
Counselling can help with a wide range of issues such as bereavement, relationship breakdown, stress depression and anxiety. It can also help to explore events from the past and to develop a better understand of yourself and other issues that you may be experiencing.
How do I access Counselling?
You can access our counselling service by downloading a printable referral form here:
We will conduct an informal assessment to discover if counselling is a good option for you. If we feel you would benefit from counselling we will then ask you to attend an assessment to discover in what way our services can benefit you.
What to expect
Our counselling service is usually accessed for up to 8 sessions but there is also an option to work with a therapist on a longer term basis.
When you are allocated to a counsellor you will meet on the same day at the same time for the duration of your therapy.
Your counsellor will discuss the terms and conditions of your counselling at your first appointment and you can ask questions about anything you are unsure of.
The cost for our counselling is £40 per session and payments can only be made at the Milton Keynes wellbeing centre either before or after each session. It is not possible to make payments online. It is also possible for us to work with employers, social services, probation or other agencies if they are proposing to cover the cost of your counselling.
Milton Keynes Funded Counselling Service
With support from the Milton Keynes Community Foundation, we’re now able to offer a limited number of free counselling sessions to people who would otherwise struggle to access this service. Find out more information on the attached postcard:
In Milton Keynes Mind BLMK works in partnership with Talk for Change to provide a single point of access for the IAPT service which can be accessed at www.talkforchange.org.uk. This service is funded by Central and North West London Foundation Trust.
Counselling in Bedfordshire
The cost for our counselling in Bedfordshire is £40 per session and payments are made in advance of each session, or paid in advance for a set number of sessions. Payments can be made online via this website using credit/debit cards or PayPal. If you are unable to use these methods, payments can be made at the end of each session for the following session.