This information regarding the therapy models used, the counselling and therapeutic services provision and how to access the service.


Therapy Models and Interventions

The service offers an integrated trauma informed therapeutic approach which draws on a range of therapeutic models/interventions listed below to ensure that therapy meets individual needs.

  • Psychodynamic
  • Cognitive/Behavioural
  • Humanistic
  • Brief Therapy Models
  • Psycho-education
  • EMDR and TF-CBT
  • Feminist Therapy Principles
  • My Sisters Place – TIME Model


Counselling and Therapeutic Services provision

Therapy is facilitated by a team of female counsellors (Sex Discrimination Act 7 (2) (e) applies)

The length of time needed for counselling will vary depending on therapeutic need and the service offers:

  • Brief Interventions  access from 1 – 6 sessions
  • Mid Term Therapy access from 1 – 12 sessions
  • Specific Trauma work access for up to 20 sessions EMDR or TF-CBT
  • Long Term Therapy access for up to 1 year
  • Disabled Outreach Therapy Service (DOTS) access between 1 – 8 sessions

Length of each session

Each session of brief, mid and long term or DOTS are 50 minutes in duration.  Sessions of EMDR or TF-CBT are between 60 – 90 minutes.

Counselling Session Times

Monday          9am to 5pm

Tuesday         11am to 5pm

Wednesday     9am to 5pm

Thursday        9am to 5pm

Friday            9am to 4.30pm

How to access the service

To access the service we ask you to attend a 30 minute assessment session to find out more and to discuss what your goals for therapy are.  If progression into therapy is agreed you will then be placed on the counselling waiting list and informed when a session becomes available. Refer to our How to Access section


Are accepted directly or via other services by contacting directly on 01642 256036 or emailing