Counselling Services at WWCPlus

Our aim:

Watford Women's Centre Plus provides a specialist women's counselling service. The service provides women a safe, confidential and supportive environment to explore all kinds of thoughts, feelings and experiences with a female counsellor.

Our counselling services' work within the codes of ethics and professional conduct set out by the British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP). All our low-cost open ended weekly counselling takes place at our Watford base in Market Street, close to Watford Town Centre.

We offer either Open ended weekly low cost counselling for up to two years in duration or short term focussed counselling.

Why Counselling?

All women experience difficulties at some points in their lives and can feel depressed, overwhelmed, challenged and alone. Talking to a counsellor can help us to; see things more clearly, enable us to cope differently with situations, we may need support with a crisis, to make difficult choices and changes or look at destructive patterns. Women may want to look at issues such as anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, parenting and/or family issues, self-harm, illness and bereavement, sexuality, past or present abuse, domestic violence or substance misuse.

How much does it cost?

Our low-cost, highly regarded, good quality counselling service is offered to any women at affordable fees, especially in comparison to private counselling. The session fee is agreed at the free initial meeting with our counselling co-ordinator along with the length of contract. It operates on a sliding scale from the minimum of £7.50 up to £30 per session and is dependent on income and benefits received.

When are sessions available?

Sessions are available from 9am to 8pm Monday to Friday and 9am to 4pm on a Saturday. There may be a period of waiting after your initial meeting for a suitable counsellor and timeslot to become available.

Is it Confidential?

The counselling service takes confidentiality very seriously. All client information is treated in confidence. This means that we do not disclose verbal or written information without your consent. The exceptions when we are legally compelled to do so or when a member of the Service believes the client or other people such as children are at serious risk of harm and there is a duty to disclose.

I am interested what do I do now?

If you are interested in benefitting from our low cost counselling and a woman over 18 years of age, please call 01923 816229 to book a free initial 50 minute appointment with the co-ordinator to introduce the service, discuss your needs, agree session fee and contract length.

For Professionals

The counselling service does not accept referrals, if signposting women to our service please inform them of the potential costs and potential waiting list involved. Please also clarify that we are not linked to the NHS. All potential new clients need to ring and book in for a counselling assessment. The service is suitable for women looking for a counselling/talking therapy. Please note that we are only able to accept mild to moderate mental health issues.