Liberate offers free counselling to anyone from a minority group in Jersey who is experiencing poor mental health. Clients are seen on a first-come-first-served basis.
As a charity that works to ensure minority groups have equal access to and equal quality of services, such as healthcare, we know that this is not always the case and people from minority groups can feel anxious about approaching certain healthcare providers because of poor past experiences, concerns about discrimination and/or anxiety that their particular issues will not be understood by someone who does not share their minority identity.
We have a diverse group of counsellors who have experience of being a member of a minority group in Jersey, so please ask if you would like to see someone who has a particular minority identity and we will endeavour to fulfil your request.
Liberate’s service aims to support people experiencing stress, anxiety, panic, depression, grief and other lower level mental health issues to help prevent the condition becoming more serious. We encourage people to seek help early when recognising the symptoms of poor mental health. People experiencing more severe mental health conditions should self-refer to Jersey Talking Therapies (https://www.gov.je/Health/Mental/pages/jerseytalkingtherapies.aspx).
Clients are offered six one hour sessions for free. If counselling requires more than six sessions, we ask that clients undertake a means-test to determine whether further sessions should continue to be free or paid for. Sessions may be over telephone or video link, face-to-face, or ‘walk and talk’ therapy to suit your preferences/situation.
Counselling support is offered by CPCAB Therapeutic Counsellors trained to Diploma Level 4, who are in their final year and completing their practical workplace experience hours, and fully qualified counsellors. All Liberate’s counsellors are DBS checked.
To arrange to speak to a counsellor, please complete the form below or email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will respond to you via the email address you provide. (Our data protection notice can be found here.)
Liberate is part of Jersey’s –
If you are aged between 13 and 25 and living in Jersey, you can also access online support from Kooth –
Counselling clients who are asked to complete a CORE-18 questionnaire by their counsellor can do so by clicking the button below –
Liberate is also part of the Hub of Hope, where you can find additional local help from Jersey organisations –