What is counselling?
Counselling can be a space to explore whatever is going on for you in a supportive and non-judgemental environment.
What can METRO counselling offer?
The METRO Counselling Service offers short-term and long-term counselling, giving you a safe and consistent place to talk about and explore difficult feelings.
How do I access counselling?
Everyone who requests counselling is asked to come for an initial assessment. It is an opportunity to discuss how counselling might help and whether METRO Counselling is the right service for you. If counselling is appropriate, you will be placed on the waiting list for a regular weekly appointment.
How much does it cost?
METRO invests time and money into providing an ethical and professional counselling service and, as a charity, we do ask for payment for each session. This ranges from £5 (if you are unwaged) to £40 depending on your income. The Initial Assessment is free of charge.
For more details regarding the counselling service or to make a referral please contact our Mental Health Services Manager Heelah.
Ebere - First Point
I wish this service was around when I was newly diagnosed. I felt my world had fallen apart around me and I didn't know which way to turn for support. You are offering a very valuable service.
Joan - First Point
Thank you so much for taking time to listen to me and truly understand how I am feeling. This is the only appointment I've had regarding HIV that didnít feel rushed.
Peter- First Point
I felt so relieved to have a named First Point worker who I can call if I need to be referred to a particular service.
Michael - Counselling
I gained a huge amount of help from the counselling service and would like to thank the service for offering so much support.
Kwasi - Mentoring
During the 6 month programme, I developed a close relationship with my mentor. Knowing that I would have to talk to him honestly about what I did in the previous 2 weeks somehow forced me to be safe every time I had an encounter.
Simon - Mentoring
By discussing things at such an intimate level with my mentor, I really came face to face with some of the reasons why I was taking chances before.
Joe - Mentoring
The programme had such an impact on my life that I decided to come on board as a volunteer mentor!
David - Counselling
Outstanding people. Outstanding service. Outstanding counselling. Truly something that has allowed me to turn my life around.
Abimbola- First Point
It has been a long time since I felt that someone actually listened to me.
Sarah - Counselling
The help and understanding I experienced from everyone I came into contact with whilst using the Metroís services was amazing.