The aim of counselling
Counselling is a special time for you to talk through your concerns in a confidential setting, with someone who is trained to help you explore your feelings and situation.
The aim is to help you understand yourself and your difficulties better and enable you to gain greater control over your life. A counsellor can help you consider your options but will not give you advice or tell you what to do.
People come for counselling for many reasons but often because they feel depressed or worried about things that have happened to them. Sometimes they feel anxious about the present or the future. Problems may be related to home, work, relationships or life in general.
Our counsellors work according to the ethical and confidentiality standards of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. What you say will not be passed on to anyone else without your consent unless you disclose child abuse, terrorist activities or money laundering.
How to access counselling at SWAN
We provide counselling for teenage girls and women aged 13 years or over, who live in the Sefton area. There is no charge for counselling. If you think counselling might help you, phone or call into SWAN and we will arrange a time for you to come and talk to one of our counsellors.