"I came to counselling with no expectations and was amazed how much it helped me. My counsellor was so supportive and helped me find myself again and gave me joy in life and moving forward."
ADULT BEREAVEMENT COUNSELLING
The key aim of our Adult Service is to deliver high quality bereavement counselling for the community of Kingston upon Thames, with equal access to all who need it. We welcome and respect people from all backgrounds and cultures.
Counselling is available to anyone living, working or studying in Kingston, or registered with a Kingston GP. You can be referred through your Kingston GP and other healthcare professionals. If you do not have a GP in Kingston you can refer yourself by contacting us directly.
Our services include:
Advice and information
Aftercare support group
The support we offer is shaped by the needs of the individual and we endeavour to match those accessing our service with a counsellor with the appropriate expertise, such as pre-natal death or suicide. We have a team of around 30 trained volunteer counsellors, supported by experienced supervisors.
Sessions take place once a week at our offices in Canbury Park Road, close to Kingston town centre, train and bus stations. Each session lasts for 50 minutes and can be arranged during the day or in the evening, according to your availability.
Have you already used our service? Please let us know how we did by filling in our evaluation form.
AFTERCARE SUPPORT GROUP
We occasionally run an Aftercare Support Group at our offices once a month, for up to six months. The group is facilitated by experienced counsellors and is for clients who have finished their individual counselling at KBS.
The main goal of a bereavement support group is to help break the isolation that grief can impose on all of us. Participants have a chance to meet other people who are experiencing a significant loss and to share what works and what does not work for them. Different topics will be discussed according to need.
Please contact us to discuss any support or information that you may need. Visit our resources page for more useful information, books, websites and other organisations that can also help.