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 life limiting 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.
At present St Richard’s has six qualified counsellors all of whom adhere to the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) Framework for Good Practice. As part of our team we have volunteer counsellors and student counsellors working towards qualification. We receive on-going training and supervision according to BACP guidelines.
We receive referrals from GPs and St Richard’s Nurse Specialists who will be able to give you further information and advice. For those already receiving hospice care in the community, you can contact us directly as part of our service.
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.