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ARC Counselling Service

ARC offers a free and confidential youth counselling service. for over 18s we now offer low cost counselling sessions.

We offer this service to anyone who needs counselling, young and old, in a warm, comfortable and safe environment

Our Counsellors go through a very careful selection process and undergo a police check in accordance with current government requirements. They are required to keep their skills up to date by attending training courses each year.

We are an accredited member of BACP (British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy) and abide by the BACP ethical framework for good practice in counselling and psychotherapy. Copies available on request.

 

Provider:
Commissioned by Wokingham Borough Council

Who to contact

Contact Name
Paul Cassidy
Contact Position
coordinator
Telephone
0118 977 6710
Email
coordinator@arcweb.org.uk
counsellor@arcweb.org.uk
Website
ARC Counselling Service
Social Media

Where to go

Name
ARC
Address
35 Reading Road
Wokingham
Berkshire
Postcode
RG41 1EG

When is it On/Open ?

Date & Time Information

Monday to Thursday 9am to 9pm
Friday 9am till 4pm
Saturday 10am till 3pm

Time of day
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Session Information
sessions last approx 50 minutes

Costs and Fee Information

Service/Activity is Free
Yes
Cost(s)
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£10-£20 per session for adults
Cost details

Our service is FREE for under 18s and a low cost for adults . if you wish to make a donation we will receive it gratefully.

How is the service funded
Voluntary/Charitable

Facilities and Accessibility

Additional Information

We are supported by Wokingham District Council, National Lottery, Wokingham,Woodley, Winnersh and Earley Town Councils, Primary Care Trust, Local Network Fund and client donations amongst others.

Accessing this service

Age Ranges
8+ years
Eligibility Criteria

Anyone who needs counselling

If you telephone for an appointment, you will be placed on our waiting list which we try to keep to a minimum. All aspects of the appointment will be explained to you by our friendly reception and you can ask whatever questions you wish.

If you telephone outside office hours, please leave a message together with a telephone number and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

The best time to call us is during the day from 10am to 4pm, but please call back or leave us a message if we are busy.

We also operate from Woodley and Lower Earley in the evenings only. All appointments should be made through the Wokingham office.

Booking / Registration Required
Yes
Waiting List
1-8 weeks

Referral

Referral required
No
Who can refer
Via CAMHS
Young person
Via JobCentre Plus
Parent/Carer
Via Looked After Children Teams
SEN Team
Via School
Educational Psychologist
By Solicitor
Via Youth Offending Team
Via GP or other health professional
By Parents or Family
By Appointment Only
By Invitation Only
Via Housing Advice
Via Family Worker
Via Young People`s Support Unit
Via Independent Living Team
Self Referral
Via Social Services
Via Voluntary agencies

Provision For

Supporting people with
Mental health conditions
Emotional Needs

Quality Assurance

Registered Charity No.
1043347

Compliments, complaints and comments

Contact Name
Paul Cassidy
Position
coordinator
How to make a compliment, complaint and comment

Contact the coordinator in the first instance: coordinator@arcweb.org.uk

Data last checked: 01/08/2017
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