Suffolk Mind Counselling Service
Our easy to access counselling service provides personal and confidential one-to-one support from our counsellors for anyone aged 18+. Counselling gives you the space to discuss problems and any difficult feelings you encounter in a safe, confidential environment.
What do we offer?
Suffolk Mind’s counselling service is available via telephone, Zoom or face to face (Bury St Edmunds and Ipswich). We offer up to a maximum of 13 sessions.
Counselling aims to:
- Give you a safe time and place to talk to someone who won’t judge you
- Help you make sense of things and understand yourself better
- Help you resolve complicated feelings, or find ways to live with them
- Help you recognise unhelpful patterns in a way you think or act and finds ways to change them (if you want to).
- Be tailored to the individual
Some people believe that therapy is an extreme option, and that you should try to manage on your own unless things get bad. This, however, is not the case. It’s fine to try counselling at any point in your life, regardless of your history. Getting help from a counsellor even if you’re not in crisis can be quite beneficial – it can make it easier to reflect on what’s going on and prevent things from getting worse.
We offer two different forms of talking therapy counselling and CBT.
CBT looks to combine both cognitive therapy and behavioural therapy to tackle the thought process and the resulting behaviour. Focusing on the present, CBT is a practical therapy that aims to break down problems into smaller, more manageable issues. This therapy is especially useful for those with more specific problems as it addresses each emotion separately.
Counselling has significantly reduced my levels of anxiety, improved my family relationships and given me a more positive outlook on my future. It provided me with sustainable tools for maintaining mental wellbeing. Thank you Suffolk Mind
We are a fee-paying service
The cost of a weekly session:
- £45 per session – for those in full-time employment
- £30 per session – for those in part-time employment
- £22 per session – for those in receipt of benefits, full-time students or retired (with one state pension)
Payment is due the same week as your weekly therapy session. Payment is made by debit or credit card.
For further information or to self-refer please call 0300 111 6000 or complete our online referral form.
Suffolk Mind Counselling is a fully confidential service and operates within the professional boundaries set by the BACP (British Association for Counselling & psychotherapy) and the law.
About our counsellors
The counsellors who work within the service are volunteers, and are either fully qualified, or in training and working towards a professional qualification in counselling. The counsellors in training who are on placement within the service have been approved by their training institution as fit to practice in therapeutic counselling work.