All of our counsellors are carefully selected and trained, or in ongoing training, to meet our highest standards.
They have to update their skills each year and are also police checked under government requirements.
The Counselling Service
Clients can refer themselves or are referred to us by local doctors, mental health teams, social workers and teachers.
Our counsellors focus on the person and how they feel about their lives; the counselling process is client led. Counselling enables people to make sense of their thoughts and feelings in the hope that they can make decisions about what they want to do to bring about change in their lives.
We exist solely for the public benefit and our aim is to support both physical and mental health and to relieve the distress of those in need in our community.
Number 22 is an organisational accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and we subscribe to their Ethical Framework for Good Practice. To find out more about the BACP please click here
We’re supported in our work by donations and fundraising efforts so that we can continue to offer our services free of charge in the community
The charity recognises that everyone has a contribution to make our agency and a right to equal treatment. We aim to ensure that all people, both working within the organisation and using its services, are not discriminated against. Where this occurs, the agency commits itself to taking positive action against discrimination.
If you have a concern with the service, you should try to raise it with your counsellor and aim to resolve it together. If this is not possible you can make a written complaint to the Counselling Services Director at our address.