Counselling

Do you have concerns or worries about living with HIV? Feeling isolated or alone or just need some support? Our trained counsellors are here for you.

Is counselling for you?

Living Well counsellors are there to help you work your way through all sorts of issues in a relaxed, non-judgemental and confidential environment. Whether you feel isolated and alone or just need someone outside your family and social circle with whom you can share your concerns, your dedicated Living Well counsellor will support you with any issues you have – and help you move forward with your life.

How does it work?

Counselling sessions take place once a week and last for fifty minutes. Living Well counsellors are specially trained to help deal with the issues that affect people living with HIV.

What do our counsellors say about Living Well counselling sessions?

‘An HIV diagnosis can feel like an attack on your sense of who you are. It can have long-term implications as to how you feel about yourself, the relationships you have and the way you live your life. Within the confidential, non-judgemental, empathetic and trusting relationship that builds between you and your counsellor, these usually unspoken feelings can be shared, leading to a more secure ‘self-relationship’ and a more confident way of relating to the wider world.’

What do our clients say about counselling?

‘My life is kind of sorted – it’s not perfect but, thanks to Living Well’s counsellors, I’m getting there. I appreciate all the support Living Well has given me.’

Evaluating the service

Between April 2005 and March 2012 Living Well provided counselling to 718 participants from boroughs across London. Participants took part in an evaluation process that incorporated the Clinical Outcomes in Routine Evaluation (CORE) Goal Attainment Form – specifically designed to help measure, monitor and manage therapy outcomes. Click here to view results

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Referrals to any one of Living Well’s services can be made by NHS organisations and healthcare professionals in participating London boroughs and primary care trusts, or you can refer yourself. Sign-up Now and change your life forever!

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