Counselling

It can be difficult to process your feelings around illness and death, and counselling can help you identify and express your emotions.  

We can help support you and your family through your journey and provide a safe and confidential space to talk through your thoughts and feelings.  We offer face to face sessions in Midhurst or at your home, or via the telephone or online. You will be seen by either a qualified therapist or counselling student who is on placement and nearing the end of their training. 

All our therapists work to the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy) code of ethical practice

Counselling therapist talks with patient

Bereavement Support 

Following a bereavement you may experience a range of emotions – shock, sorrow, anger, helplessness, denial, regret, guilt and anxiety. It can be hard to admit these feelings to others, or even yourself.  Struggling with your feelings can take a toll on your mental and physical health and make it difficult to move on.

If you have lost someone close to you, then speaking with a trained volunteer can help you express your feelings without being judged or worried that you will upset someone.

Our Bereavement Volunteers offer six face to face sessions either in Midhurst, at your home or via telephone appointments.

Bereavement Support Groups 

Facilitated by an experienced therapist, the Support Group provides an opportunity for you to meet once a month.  It is a safe and secure environment to share your experiences and gain support from local people in a similar situation. 

The Group meets in Midhurst on the first Tuesday of each month for a period of 6 months.

There are many support groups across the country and it is worth talking to your GP or Citizens Advice for local information on counselling groups and practical advice on managing day to day tasks.

looking out to sea
lit Christmas tree - the tree of hope

Service to Remember 

Every December a special service is held at St Mary's Church in Easebourne and is open to the family and friends of all our patients who have recieved care over the year. 

There is also a Book of Love, where anyone who won't be with you this Christmas will be remembered and a light will be lit for them on the Tree of Hope

 

 

Further Support 

CRUSE Bereavement Care
126 Sheen Road, Richmond, Surrey, TW9 1UR
Tel: 0844 4779400
www.crusebereavementcare.org.uk

Samaritans
Guildford 01483 505555
Horsham 01403 276276
www.samaritans.org

Petersfield Counselling Service
07833 966974
www.petersfieldcounsellingservice.co.uk

Horsham & Crawley Counselling Service
01403 217900
www.hccounselling.org.uk

Crossways Counselling Service
Haslemere 01428 644333
www.crosswayscounselling.org.uk

Chichester Counselling Services
01243 789200
www.ccs-counselling.com

Wessex Cancer Trust Counselling
Southampton 0238 0672200
www.wessexcancer.org

 

For Children:

Winston's Wish 
01242 515157
www.winstonswish.org.uk

riprap
www.riprap.org.uk

Hope Again (previously rd4u)
www.hopeagain.org.uk/

Simon Says Bereavement Support
02380 647550
www.simonsays.org.uk

volunteer with arm around patient

Practical help

Our team of volunteers can help you through difficult times
I can't believe how much being able to talk in a safe, private environment has helped me