Spalding counselling service is ready to hear your problems

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A Spalding counselling service wants to let the people of South Holland know that it is there for them.

Space 4U is a professional counselling service offered by the Spalding Covenant Churches and is based at Broad Street Methodist Church in Spalding.

A registered charity, it is open to all from 13 years old upwards, particularly those who could otherwise not access counselling.

A spokesman for the charity said: “Mental health problems are a common human experience.

“Most people know someone who has experienced a mental health problem. It can happen to anyone and it’s likely that, when you find a combination of self-care-treatment and support that works for you, you will get better.

“Experiencing a mental health problem is often upsetting and frightening, particularly at first, but help is available. Counselling gives you a chance to look at whatever problems or issues are bothering you.”

There are many reasons why people come for counselling:

• Because they are having problems with relationships;

• They feel constantly unhappy or anxious;

• They have had a sudden crisis such as somebody dying or losing their job;

• It may be less clear – a sense that they are often sad, or that life has no purpose.

• They may feel everything is spiralling out of control.

The spokesman said: “If it important to you, it is important.”

He added: “Counselling is confidential, what you say remains private. The cost is agreed according to your ability to pay and is on a donation basis to help with the cost of running the Centre.

“No one will judge, advise or criticise you. They will help you find out how you really think or feel about your situation, and how you proceed in a way which works for you.”

All counsellors are members of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy or an equivalent body.

If you would like to know more, ring the centre on 07982 467720 and leave a message with your name, phone number and times it would be convenient to call you back. Or visit their Facebook page SpaldingSpace4U or wesbite Space4Uspalding.org.UK