Washington Mind Counselling Service offers counselling for Adults and Young People.

Washington Mind Counselling Service

Washington Mind offers Person Centred Counselling which is a Humanistic Approach, based upon the view that everyone has the capacity and desire for personal growth and change given the right conditions.

We aim to provide quality mental health services in a non-stigmatising environment for those aged 11 and above, who are experiencing, or who are at risk of, developing mental ill health and emotional distress.

Washington Mind Counselling Service is an accredited service with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)*. This means we uphold the standards and ethics of this national regulatory professional body to practice in a safe and accountable way.

All of our counsellors are fully qualified and on the BACP Professional Register**. We also support trainee counsellors who are in their final year of training.

Visit the BACP website for more information.

* A BACP Accredited Service means that our counselling service has been awarded Service Accreditation by the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists. This is a recognised quality standard for organisations providing counselling and psychotherapy services. Service accreditation demonstrates that we offer an accountable, ethical, professional and responsive service to clients, staff, volunteers and stakeholders.

** To become registered, therapists must either have passed a BACP-accredited course or our own Certificate of Proficiency. They also have to agree to the Terms and Conditions of the Register, which includes the BACP’s Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions. These require members to have appropriate supervision and undertake continuing professional development.

For more information on accessing interim support and what is available through our counselling service please follow the correct link below:

If you feel that you need immediate support, to find out how you can access support when you need it.

Whilst we endeavour to keep waiting times at a minimum unfortunately due to increased demand these do fluctuate. If you feel that you need support in the mean time you can visit the following websites for information on how to look after yourself:

Booking and Cancellation Policy

Whilst there is no payment taken at the time of booking your fully funded space via our online booking system Washington Mind reserves the right to charge a £50.00 fee as agreed with funders for the following:

  • Cancellation of attendance within 0 - 7 days before the training session
  • None attendance on the day of the training session ( DNA)
  • None completion of all sessions that apply to delivery of the course in full.
  • An alternative delegate may be substituted by an organisation without charge for the whole course. Delegates can NOT be substituted partway through the training course.
  • The delegate is aware that Washington Mind’s mental health training programme covers emotive subjects such as suicide, self-harm, death and dying.
  • By submitting the booking form, the delegate agrees to the dates, times and the subsequent charge referenced
  • The delegate must be able to attend the training session in FULL
  • Washington Mind reserve the right to cancel a training session for operational reasons at any time
  • Please contact Washington Mind if you wish to discuss or clarify anything further before making a booking

How we use your information

We take your privacy seriously and promise to never sell your data. You can find out more about your rights, how we use your personal information and how we keep your details safe and secure by reading our Privacy Policy. For more information, to update your choices or to stop us sending you updates contact jemma@washingtonmind.org.uk or 0191 4178043

Data is stored on our secured servers; these systems are only accessible to Washington Mind and authorised third party support personnel. If we retain a hardcopy of your information, it will be kept in a secure place

By opting in to be contacted by email and telephone, you are consenting to Washington Mind contacting you in regards to cancellation of training, feedback on our training or to let you know about any other training opportunities that you may be interested in.

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