Listening Post Christian Counselling Service Limited

Listening Post Christian Counselling Service Limited

Charity information

Listening Post Christian Counselling Service Limited

Listening Post is a professional voluntary counselling service, Christian in foundation, that was formed twenty years ago to relieve emotional and psychological distress in Christians and non-Christians alike.

Founded 1990

  • Mission statement

    Listening Post is a professional voluntary counselling service, Christian in foundation, that was formed twenty years ago to relieve emotional and psychological distress in Christians and non-Christians alike. We are an organisational member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and work within their Ethical Framework. We provide counselling for anyone over 18, regardless of financial status, gender, religion, sexual orientation, race or ethnic origin.
    We serve adult residents of Gloucestershire who might otherwise be financially prevented from accessing professional counselling support. Private counselling can cost up to £50 an hour – a cost that many people desperately in need cannot afford. If you have ever been touched by mental or emotional distress, or perhaps seen a family member suffer, you will perhaps know that professional support can be essential and, at times, life saving.
    We provide a professional service at nominal cost to clients who are on low income. Unlike private practitioners we do not charge a set fee for our services. All we ask is that, based upon individual means, our clients make a donation per session.
    We have three counselling centres in Gloucestershire, located in Gloucester, Cheltenham and Stroud where our volunteer counsellors see about 500 clients annually. In addition we provide counselling training by offering seminars, a Listening Skills training and a Foundation Course in counselling skills and studies.

  • Aims

    Listening Post Christian Counselling Service Limited aims to:

    • To provide affordable counselling to those who might otherwise be financially prevented from accessing proffesional counselling supoort.
    • To relieve emotional and psychological distress in the community.
    • To deliver training to those considering becoming a counsellor and to provide a range of seminars for counsellors who wish to extend their knowledge.
  • Overview

    Established: June 1990

    Registered Charity Number: 1013442

    Board members: 5

    Part time staff: 10

    Volunteers: 98

    Phone number: 01452 383820

    Address: St Aldate Church Finlay Road Gloucester GL4 6TN

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