Please do not hesitate to contact us during this challenging time, call 07549 878874
Our confidential counselling service is open to anyone who would like a place to work through issues and challenges they are facing. We deal with many issues ranging from bereavement, depression, anxiety, relational difficulties, and challenging life choices. We offer an approach to counselling, within a Christian ethos, which seeks to help individuals resolve their difficulties. Clients can be of any faith or none and will be able to determine whether or not issues of religious belief form part of the dialogue.
Counsellors will encourage individuals to explore possible roots to their problems as well as help the individual to find potential solutions including any resources available to them to assist change. Counsellors are non-judgemental, and will not impose solutions but rather respect the autonomy of every individual.
We want to help you
If you are willing to be open and honest and take personal responsibility for yourself, we are here to stand alongside and help. We aim to provide you with a safe and confidential environment where you will be free to talk through any issue you may have. You will first meet with a counsellor for an initial assessment which will give you the opportunity to explain your problem and discuss your hopes and goals. After having the counselling process explained to you, you can choose whether you wish to enter into counselling at that time.
An initial assessment
An initial assessment will be arranged where you will be able to talk through your expectations and learn more about the counselling process. Together with your counsellor you will then decide how to move forward in the counselling.
The assessment and all subsequent counselling sessions will be based on a sliding scale and will be discussed at your initial assessment.
How to Book
Please contact the counselling service directly on 07549 878874.. Please leave a message and one of our counsellors will return your call (if you do not receive a reply, please feel free to call the shop number). Sessions are held in our private rooms at the centre during opening hours (Monday – Saturday 10am – 5pm).
Sue is our Team Leader and has been counselling at Canaan since 2000.
Sue is a qualified CBT therapist with a Master’s Degree in Rational Emotive and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy received from Goldsmith’s University of London. Sue also has a B.Sc. in Psychology and Theology, received in the USA, and a Diploma in Christian Counselling from CWR. Sue is an Accredited member of the Association of Christian Counsellors (ACC). She is also a Registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and is a member of the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP).
Heather is a graduate from Middlesex University and an Integrative-Relational Counsellor. She holds a First Class BA Honours Degree in Psychotherapeutic Counselling, as well as a BA Degree in Languages and Psychology which she received in South Africa. She is a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and a member of the Association of Christian Counsellors.
David has been in pastoral leadership for over twenty years, supporting Christians in churches across SE England: teaching, leading small groups and mentoring individuals. David graduated with an MA in Pastoral Theology from the University of London and is now working towards a BA in Counselling at Waverley Abbey College (Middlesex University). He is trained to use an integrative method of counselling, drawing on different theories and tools, respecting and honouring the uniqueness of each person. He is a member of the Association of Christian Counsellors.
Jane is a Graduate of London Guildhall University with a Master’s Degree in Counselling Psychology. She obtained a BSc Honours Degree in Psychology and Sociology from Sheffield University. Jane attended London Bible College completing the CWR certificate in Christian counselling. She also holds a Post-Graduate Certificate in therapeutic work with children and young people through NSPCC, accredited by the University of York. She is a member of the British Psychological Society and the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.