Services

Counselling

- Adults
- Adolescents
- Relationships, Personal & Professional
- Family/Mediation

Stress Management, Anxiety, Panic, Depression, Mood Problems,
Anger Management, Work Related Stress, Divorce are all areas where
we have expertise.

Counselling offers individuals and couples the opportunity to examine difficulties in their lives in a safe and confidential setting.

Most of our counselling services are conducted face to face but we also offer online and telephone counselling.

 

Clients are initially offered six one hour sessions on a weekly basis with
a review of progress at the fifth session.

Appointments are available from 10am – 8pm Monday – Friday. Saturday appointments can also be accommodated. Our counsellors will work with you to suit your own individual requirements/schedule.

 

 

Adult Counselling

At Aarc, our counsellors are committed to help people tell their story, we do not make judgments about what is right or wrong.

This service is available to those 18 years old and over and provides the opportunity for a person to resolve current or past problems and introduce new coping strategies to help deal with new challenges.

There are no issues that we cannot help you work through but some of the common issues that we work with include;

Abuse, Anger Management, Anxiety
Bereavement, Confidence, Depression
Fertility, Loss, Mediation
Panic Attacks
PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder)
Perinatal Depression
Redundancy, Relationships, Self Harm
Suicide, Self Esteem, Trauma
Work-related issues

 


 

Dispute Mediation

 

 

Seniors

At Aarc, we understand that there are many significant life changes that can affect the wellbeing of those over the age of 65 year, such as:

Facing retirement
Loss of life partner
Ill health
Isolation

 

Our goal is to. . .work with clients to help them adjust to major changes
in their life.

 

 

Adolescents

At Aarc, we believe that if young people are to flourish they need a connection to family, friends or a positive role model.

We also recognise that the needs and concerns of young people differ from those of adults or younger children and actively work with that difference.

Some of the challenges at this stage of development include social, emotional and or relationship difficulties. Counselling can help an adolescent to recognise they need help, enable them to ask for help and then accept help when it is offered.

Our goal is to help them:

Reconcile relationships with parents
Transition from home to independent living
Minimise disruption and enhance problem solving abilities

 

 

Relationships

At Aarc, we view individuals and couples as being resourceful people, who for some reason become mired in a problem. Pressure of work, changes in health, finances or more general life transitions such as having children, one partner going back into education, or responsibility for aging parents can put a strain on the primary relationship.

How we communicate our emotions at these times can test even the strongest of relationships.

Counselling can offer confidentiality, an empathic mediator, unconditional acceptance, opportunity to explore issues, practise in problem solving strategies.

Our goals are to aid:

Communication
Personal development
Ownership and Stating of needs
Understanding of the relationship
Rediscovery of the past relationship
Understanding of how each contribute to present problems
Finding a positive way to either be together or to separate
Understanding how each contributes

 

 

Family Therapy

At Aarc, we believe that the family is a unique social system with its own structure and patterns of communication. These patterns are determined by many factors, including the parents' beliefs and values, the personalities of all family members, and the influence of the extended family.


Family therapy is a very active process at Aarc, we focus on the family's strength, and encourage all members to take responsibility for problems. Some family members may need to change their behaviour more than others.

Any change in one member of the family affects both the family structure and each member individually. Issues that affect structure may be:

Change of job
Financial problems
Moving to a new area
Parental conflict
Children with behaviour or school problems
Children or teens who have problems getting along with each other
A family member with addiction to sex, alcohol or drugs
Physical illness or mental illness in one family member
Integrating children from previous marriages

 

 

Our goal is to:

Teach family members about how families function in general and, in particular,
how their own functions
Move the focus from the individual onto the family as a whole
Help to uncover hidden issues that create conflict and anxieties.
Help the family develop strategies to resolve them.
Empower all family members so they can work on their problems together.

 

Benefit

We believe it is best if all family members work together towards a common goal. However, if one member refuses to attend sessions, other family members can still benefit by attending.
Individuals learn more about themselves and about how their family functions
Step- family members learn how to live together

 

 

Telephone and Other Counselling Services

There are many reasons why people would prefer telephone counselling:

They may be restricted for time
Or not be able to leave home due to illness
Travel is too far
Experience a temporary change in circumstances
 

When you call, you can expect the the following:

At the first call we will help you to determine the best course of action for you.
At the agreed time your counsellor will be ready for your call and will be available to speak to you for one hour.

At the end of the session you will be able to make an appointment with the same counsellor.
There will be a negotiated fee which may vary dependent on a sliding scale

 

 

Supervision

Supervision provides:

Emotional support containment and clear boundaries
An element of learning
Monitors the process between counsellor and client
A relationship congruent with stage of development
 

Benefit

Increasing awareness of responses generated by the process
Deepening professional knowledge
Developing skills
Case load management
Evaluation of own practice

The supervisor offers a climate in which the supervisee can feel understood, supported and challenged to consider their experiences as subjects for reflection and as sources of new knowledge.

Models of Supervision:

One to one
Group with a counselling Supervisor
A combination of both

 

 


 

Specialisations

 

Contact Us

Need support, counselling or training?
We will be happy to hear from you.
Please use the email and phone info below.

Office : 0141 404 8351
Email : enquiries@aarcservices.com