MARCHES COUNSELLING SERVICE CHARITABLE OBJECTIVES
These are the aims of the organisation as established in the application to the Charity Commission in 2011. They focus on “the relief of residents in Herefordshire and the Marches who, because of mental or physical ill health, social or economic circumstances, or disability, are suffering from psychological distress and/or disorder”. To do this we are committed to providing the following:
- a locally based, confidential, reliable and affordable counselling and psychotherapy service, with a fast and smooth transition from referral to assessment and allocated counsellor
- a sign-posting service to local agencies, statutory, voluntary or private, for those who contact the service, but for whom counselling is inappropriate
- a supportive and educative working environment for counsellors to raise and maintain professional standards and thereby benefit the recipients of therapy
- and to work against the stigma of mental illness and distress by education and awareness raising within the general public.