Who can access Fountains?
Anyone over the age of 18, regardless of race, class, religion, gender, ability or income. The service is open to individuals of any faith or no faith. There is no fixed fee for our service but contributions are welcomed. To maintain the standards of our service, a donation of around £20 per session may act as a guideline. However, no-one will be refused counselling for lack of money.
When might counselling help?
Our counsellors have experience in areas of anxiety, stress and depression, loss and bereavement, anger and abuse.
All of our counsellors are professionally trained to at least diploma level or are counsellors in training and offer a range of therapeutic approaches, each receiving ongoing training and supervision. We are committed to the Ethical Framework of the Association of Christian Counsellors.
How can Fountains be contacted?
By telephoning Fountains on 07980387847. Our telephone co ordinator will take your contact details and arrange for a counsellor to call you back. If you reach our answer machine please leave your name and contact number and we will return your call as soon as possible. We cannot take requests for appointments via email.
What happens then?
Our co-ordinator will link you with a counsellor who will then contact you direct, usually within a few days. An appointment for an initial session may then be arranged to discover together if counselling might be helpful, followed by further sessions as agreed with your counsellor. Sessions normally last one hour.
Fountains will also offer help in signposting to other agencies if appropriate.
Where will sessions take place?
Counselling takes place at various locations including Rising Brook Baptist Church, Stafford; Mill Street Methodist Church, Cannock; Saltbox Centre, Hanley; and Beacon House of Prayer, Sandyford, Stoke-on-Trent. Also various locations in Market Drayton.