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Counselling Support

** COVID-19 UPDATE **

(This service is supported by the Association of Jersey Charities with its award from the National Emergencies Trust.)

Liberate is offering free counselling to anyone who is struggling to cope with the changes to daily life imposed by the coronavirus. The offer is open to anyone living in Jersey and will be on a first-come-first-served basis.

The offer aims to assist those experiencing stress, anxiety, panic, depression, grief and other mental health issues due to the conditions imposed by the crisis, such as:

  • Change in routine;
  • Separation from family and friends;
  • Loss of freedom;
  • Being quarantined in a home that is unsafe or hostile;
  • Easier access at home to addictive substances;
  • Taking on more care responsibilities due to a lack of access to regular care for a family member with a disability;
  • Lack of employment/boredom;
  • Job insecurity;
  • Debt;
  • Uncertainty over own disease status;
  • Concern about loved ones being infected;
  • Bereavement.

Because this is an emergency response to the current situation, clients will be offered three one hour sessions only. Sessions may be over telephone or video link, face-to-face, or ‘walk and talk’ therapy to suit your preferences/situation (where government advice allows).

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. All Liberate’s counsellors are DBS checked.

Testimonial

In July last year I lost my brother to suicide. I was totally devastated and completely destroyed with grief and shock. I contacted LIBERATE as I did not know where to turn. I had tried other organisations on the Island but the waiting list was so long and I needed to see someone immediately. They promptly replied and got me in to see one OF their counSELLORS within a few days. He was fantastic, he really made me feel at ease and helped me to work through my grief. He gave me the tools I needed to come to terms with my losS. His friendly and easy going nature was a great comfort to me at such an horrific time in my life. Now six months later I am finally getting my life back. I cannot thank Liberate enough. This is a wonderful charity and I will be forever indebted to them. The kindness and compassion they have shown me will stay with me forever. Totally wonderful. Xx🙏

To arrange to speak to a counsellor, please complete the form below and we will respond to you via the email address you provide. (Our data protection notice can be found here.)

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Liberate is part of Jersey’s –

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If you are aged between 13 and 25 and living in Jersey, you can also access online support from Kooth –

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Counselling clients 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 –

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