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. Alternatively you can complete our SELF REFERRAL FORM 

  HERE and a member of staff will be in contact soon. 

Professional and Third Party Referrals 

For professional and third party referrals you can complete the form below. Please, ensure that the woman referred to us has agreed to this referral as we will be contacting her directly. Please, ensure you have filled all sections.

Please note, we do not have the capacity to work with clients who experience crisis, are not in control of emotions and behaviour due to mental health issues or actively use substances (drugs and/or alcohol) at the time of referral.

3rd Party referral form. Teenage girls counselling
Self Referral Form - All Services

Third Party Adult Counselling Referrals

Swan Women's Centre is registered in England & Wales under charity number 1011971 and company number 2720502 at Linacre Road, Litherland, Liverpool, L21 6NR. We use cookies to improve your experience using this website. To learn more, read our privacy policy.
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