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Information Point - Counselling Service (Oldbury and Smethwick)

Record details

Service Provider Name Counselling Service (Oldbury and Smethwick)
Service Support to people with a variety of emotional difficulties
Address2 Edward Street Community Team Base
Address3 Edward Street
Town West Bromwich
County West Midlands
Post Code B70 8NJ
Where do they provide service from? Address as above
Expiry of services Not applicable
Telephone 0121 612 6654
Email No email available
Website http://www.bcpft.nhs.uk/services/therapy-services/45-counselling-service
Area covered Oldbury and Smethwick
Who is the service for? People aged 18 and over registered with a GP in Sandwell
Referral route They accept referrals from health care professionals and self referrals
Specific ethnic group? The service is for anyone but they also offer specialist services for South Asian and African-Caribbean clients who wish to talk with a worker who has specialist cultural and language skills.
Summary of services The service can help people with a range of issues. These include:

Self-image and identity issues
Bereavement
Trauma (though not post-traumatic stress disorder)
Coping with injury or illness
Life crises
Loss of employment, health, a relationship, and so on
Mild to moderate depression, anxiety, self-esteem, and anger problems
Family issues and sexual relationship issues.

Counselling gives someone a safe space to discuss and explore their concerns and feelings. This can help someone begin to understand their difficulties better and work towards resolving some of them.

Sessions are 45 minutes to one hour long. They usually take place at the same time each week, for an average of six weeks. Sessions are confidential and take place in a GP setting or in other community venues.
Time details Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 4pm
Chargeable service? No
Total capacity of service Not applicable
Transport Provided No
CQC Registered Registered
CQC website link http://www.cqc.org.uk/directory/TAJ
Sandwell Approved List Not applicable
Last updated 18/03/2013
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