Counselling Services & Talking Therapies
Ashton’s Bridge of Hope Counselling service aims to offer support to children, young people and adults bereaved, injured or emotionally impacted through ‘The Conflict’, irrespective of religious, cultural or political belief. We provide therapeutic help to those aged five years old or above who meet our funding criteria. Our two therapeutic centres are based in North Belfast. Please phone or check our website for a full range of services.
We provide talking therapies and counselling services in a warm, safe and supportive environment to individuals aged 5+. People can experience emotional difficulties during their lives due to circumstances or events that have occurred recently or in the past. Counselling is an opportunity to work through such issues in a non-judgmental and supportive way . All of our practitioners are fully accredited and work in accordance with ethical standards as outlined for example in the BACP Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions.
To book this service
We offer psychological therapies on a one to one basis to victims and survivors of the conflict and for individuals experiencing common mental health problems such as:
- Relationship difficulties
- Loneliness and isolation
Feeling overwhelmed or unable to cope. We tailor the therapy to suit clients’ needs by offering: CBT; solution focused; trauma based CBT; EMDR; mindfulness and motivational interviewing. You can access this service through the Victims & Survivors Service, GP, self-referral or get referred by any community, voluntary or statutory group. This service can be accessed at our clinics.
We provide trauma counselling to individuals who have been physically, psychologically injured or bereaved by the conflict. All of our counsellors are trauma trained and have a wealth of experience working with:
- Traumatic bereavement
- Suicide ideation
- Diversity related issues
- Depression and transgenerational trauma
You can access this service through the Victims & Survivors Service, GP, you can self-refer or get referred by any community, voluntary or statutory group. This service can be accessed at our clinics.
This specialised counselling service is available to children and young people who are experiencing conflict-related transgenerational issues for example:
- Feeling threatened
- Coping with bereavement
- Struggling with school, social and or relationship issues
- Behavioural difficulties
This is a child-centred interactive experience that uses art and play to explore their issues. You can access this service through the Victims & Survivors Service, GP, you can self-refer or get referred by any community, voluntary or statutory group.