Counselling Services

Counselling Services

Many of us, at some stage in our life, get a bit stuck. Many adults go through difficult times in their lives talking to someone you can trust can make a real difference.

Counselling is a talking therapy. Often when you share your issues with a trained counsellor, the problem seems smaller and you are able to reach some resolution of the problems associated with the issues. 

Liber8 offers counselling for adults dealing with a range of issues; including but not limited to, fragile or fractured relationships; anxiety and stress; bereavement and loss; alcohol and or substance misuse issues. Or it might be that you have concerns about your partner or family members behaviour, including indulging in certain behaviours that are not healthy e.g. drinking too much or excessive gambling.

Children and Young people today face an ever-growing number of challenges, including exams and deadlines; bullying and peer relationships; social media and lure of the internet. They have all kinds of pressures to deal with. If left to spiral, these can result in them suffering from depression, stress-related conditions, low self-esteem, drug and alcohol abuse, eating disorders, and relational difficulties.

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The Relationship Between Debt and Mental Health.

There is a significant link between mental health problems such as anxiety/stress and money problems; it’s a combination which often has devastating effects on the individual, their family and has a knock on effect on the wider community. Most of us like to keep our finances private, having to talk about both money problems and mental health issues is often very difficult for many people. Do you recognise any of the effects below?

  • If you can't work, or have to take time off work, due to your mental health, your income may be affected, this can lead to less money increasing the stress of being off work.
  • When you are in a low mood, you may spend money to make yourself feel better. Spending can give you a temporary high.
  • You might feel anxious about doing things like talking on the phone, going to the bank or opening envelopes.

How your mental health and your money worries might affect each other

  • If you can't work, or have to take time off work, due to your mental health, your income may be affected. This can lead to less money coming in which increases the stress of being off work.
  • If you feel very 'high' during a period of mania or hypomania, this can lead to impulsive decisions about money that make sense at the time but this overspending leaves you more in debt.
  • When you are in a low mood, you may spend money to make yourself feel better. Spending can give you a temporary high.
  • You might feel anxious about doing things like talking on the phone, going to the bank or opening letters/bills.
  • Due to increased stress you may avoid paying bills, incurring high charges and potentially leading to more debt.

Referral Process

The referral process is very straightforward; we operate an open referral system, meaning you can contact us and refer yourself. Referrals can also come through other routes such as Citizens Advice, Money Matters, Key Workers, GP’s, and other health or social care professionals. We can help, call us today to make a referral or for more information

Tel: 01698 825114   email: admin@liber8.org.uk

REFERRAL PROCESS

The referral process is very straightforward; we operate an open referral system, meaning you can contact us and refer yourself.

Referrals can also come through other routes such as Social work; Criminal Justice ; Victim Support; Citizens Advice, Money Matters, Key Workers, GP’s, Hospitals and other health or social care professionals.

Liber8 can help, call us today to make a referral or for more information

Tel: 01698 825114 email: admin@liber8.org.uk

Liber8’s Employee Assistance Programme - LEAP offers an assessment and matched, support and counselling both for employees and their immediate family. Liber8 match the employee to a counsellor who has knowledge and experience of the presenting issues.

There are no large costs attached to LEAP; the service is based only on the support and counselling sessions booked by the employer. LEAP is a preferred and reasonable option for many small to medium sized employers instead of being tied into a large annual service contract which is often not used by employees.

Insurance

Check with your employer if you require counselling, often they are happy to contribute to the cost of counselling.

Furthermore counselling may be covered in full or in part by your health insurance or employee benefit plan. Please check your coverage carefully.

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