For Children and Young People

If you, or someone you care for, is aged between 9 and 21, needs therapeutic mental health intervention and is registered with a Herefordshire GP then we can help. You can refer yourself or you can ask your GP to do it for you.


For Adults

If you are in your 20s or older, and registered with a Herefordshire GP, our adult mental health therapeutic service is for you. Either self refer using the link or ask your GP to do it for you.

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What is Counselling Therapy?

Counselling, counselling therapy and psychotherapy although different terms are essentially the same thing.

Whatever term is used, counsellors and psychotherapists provide a service for those who are looking for help and support for a range of emotions and mental health issues.

Counselling therapy provides the opportunity to talk to a qualified and trained person about the things that cause us worry or concern.

This may include talking about experiences,  past and present, or relationships, feelings, emotions and the way we express ourselves, or our ways of thinking and behaving.

Your counsellor will help you look at the things that are causing you worry or concern and help you to resolve difficulties or find strategies to help you cope.

Counselling therapy does not involve telling you what to do and is not the same as having a chat with a friend or family member.

The CLD Trust counsellors are trained and qualified professionals who will help you develop an understanding of yourself and others and help you find your own solutions.

Counsellors may offer information and may ask you to practice strategies in your own time if this is relevant to your type of therapy.

How long do sessions last?

Sessions normally last for approximately 50 minutes and take place at the same time each week. It is usual to attend counselling every week but this can vary depending on your needs.

Sessions are normally offered for a period of six weeks although some people require a little more and some fewer, your counsellor will help you decide what is right for you.

How much do sessions cost?

As a charity, The CLD Trust has funding to offer free appointments to children and young people aged 9 – 21, and we are now able to offer a free service to some adults. You can always call us to discuss your needs.

Are counsellors properly trained?

The CLD Trust only use fully trained counsellors who have significant experience, and relevant other professional training. We are accredited with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and subscribe to their Ethical Framework For The Counselling Professions.

All our counsellors receive regular case management supervision together with clinical supervision which helps assure the quality of practice.

Is counselling confidential?

Confidentiality is essential in the counselling therapy relationship and helps to build trust. In most cases information is never shared without a client’s permission, very occasionally though there are circumstances which would require us to break confidentiality. This may happen if something we were told caused us to believe that a child, young person or vulnerable adult was at risk of harm. If this becomes necessary we will discuss it with you.