Samaritans: Confidential emotional support 24/7 for those experiencing despair, distress or suicidal feelings: 01472 353111 Open Minds: Mental Health Services, Confidential counselling and support: 01472 625100 Mind: Mental Emotional Health, counselling support: 01472 602502 Women’s Aid: Support to women and children experiencing domestic violence: 01472 575757 National Domestic Violence helpline: 0808 2000 247 Cruse Bereavement Care: Grief and loss: 01472 814455 / 01507 609900 NHS Open Door Health Centre: 01472 722000 NEST - N E Lincs. Substance Team: Young people under 19 suffering substance abuse: 01472 326693 Drug Action Team – support and information re: drug addiction / misuse: 01472 302733 The Junction - Drug & Alcohol Addiction for 18 plus Self-referral direct access Mon-Fri 9.30- 12.30 & 1.30-4.30 22 Dudley Street Grimsby: 01472 240679 Doorstep: Accommodation and support for young people in Grimsby & Cleethorpes Area:
01472 254952 Mob: 0125130287 NAVIGO – Health & Social Care
Early Intervention Team - Eleanor Centre: 01472 625846
Counselling is a process that helps support people with Mental Health or Emotional issues. The basic principles are to help raise awareness in dealing with these issues, allowing choices and opportunities for learners to work towards a more satisfying and resourceful way of life. It is also voluntary i.e. nothing is forced upon you to do anything to which you have not agreed. The counsellor will listen without judgement, applying knowledge and skills to facilitate the process of change for resolving personal issues.
Is Counselling confidential?
Yes it is.
Whatever you talk about within sessions is not revealed to anyone. Exceptions apply relating to Child Protection issues or serious harm to self or others. This will be explained more fully in your first session with the counsellor.
What can I talk about?
Any form of Abuse
Identity / Gender issues
Bereavement / Loss & underlying issues
Life transition / Change
Obsessive Compulsive Disorders
Confidence / Self-esteem
Stress / Anxiety / Panic attacks
Eating disorders & underlying issues
Fears & Phobias / OCD
Exam nerves / course related issues
Psychosis (thought disorders)
Who will I see?
Carole Gibson is the Institute counsellor and is an accredited member of BACP who regulate professional standards to ensure best practice.
The BACP (British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy) is a membership organisation and registered charity that sets standards and provides further information
How are counselling sessions planned?
After your first session (assessment), regular sessions of up to 50 minutes are agreed, usually once a week, though some prefer every 2 weeks if they have a placement to go to. A date and time for each appointment is booked with the counsellor at the end of each session, or a number of appointments can be booked ahead if you need to keep the same time slot.
Please note, Learners are encouraged to continue attending their course during this period and, where possible, should aim to book appointments outside of class contact hours.
The number of sessions can vary depending on individual needs.
Some people find that one session is enough while others may vary depending on type of problem. For example, there are those who find they need much more time to work through particular issues and others who experience various problems at different stages throughout their time at the Institute.
Generally a maximum of six sessions is suggested before we review the effectiveness of counselling and any further sessions that may be required.