Counselling is integral for a survivor’s well-being and mental health. Without therapeutic support, individuals can find coping with their situations overwhelming and in some cases impossible.
“The techniques have helped me so much… I didn’t go out for 3 months. Because of the counselling, I can go out – I know I can manage how I feel.”
Amna* Snowdrop Client May 2017
Counselling so far:
25 clients have received one to one counselling ranging from short to long term.
13 Survivors have attended our two counselling groups in 2017.
£150 covers the cost of an hour’s counselling session with an interpreter and childcare.
Find out more about making a referral to our service for counselling support..
The following types of therapy can be provided:
A non-directive therapy which seeks to build a therapeutic relationship based on the core conditions of empathy, congruence and unconditional positive regard.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) techniques
A psychological intervention that focuses on the links between our thoughts, feelings, behaviour and physical sensations.
Counselling for Depression (CfD)
This is based on person centred and experiential counselling models and is recommended by NICE (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence) for the treatment of depression.
Narrative Exposure Therapy (NET)
This is a short-term approach to help reduce the symptoms of trauma by building an overview of a person's life to enable detailed report of traumatic events.
Transactional Analysis (TA)
This is an approach that involves analysing social interactions and looking at how behaviour is affected according to the ‘child’, ‘adult’ and ‘parent’ parts (or ego states) of ourselves.
This is a brief therapy which looks at how our relationships affect how we feel and equally how things like low mood can impact on our communication and interaction with others.
These approaches are trauma-informed, so that the counselling we offer recognises the effects of trauma on the body, brain and everyday lives of survivors. By explaining these impacts and working with the symptoms and bodily sensations clients often experience in the present, we can help clients process the trauma in a way that doesn't always involve talking about past events in detail. Working in this way helps survivors learn alternative coping strategies to deal with past trauma and enables them to rebuild a sense of control and empowerment for their future.