St Richard’s Hospice offers a counselling service to patients, their families and friends.  Our counsellors aim to provide support for those experiencing difficult emotions associated with having a serious progressive illness, to those people caring for them, and to bereaved relatives of our patients.  We provide a safe, confidential place to talk and your concerns will be heard in a non-judgemental, caring and respectful way.

St Richard’s counsellors follow relevant governing body guidelines.  As part of our team we have volunteer counsellors and student counsellors working towards qualification.  We receive on-going training and supervision.

We receive referrals from GPs and St Richard’s Nurse Specialists who will be able to give you further information and advice. You can also self-refer.

There is no charge for receiving counselling at St Richard’s, if you would like to speak to a member of our team please ring 01905 763963 and ask for the Family Support Team.

Bereavement Support South Worcestershire (BSSW) offers support for any type of bereavement, but  very often works with individuals and families who have experienced traumatic and unexpected loss e.g. suicide, road traffic collisions, death from cardiac arrest, accidental death, multiple loss, etc. Find out more here

NB The counselling team is also supporting people bereaved by Covid-19 in Worcestershire.