An update from North Lancashire Counselling Service (28.3.2020)

NLCS are following Government guidance as a result of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak. This means we can continue offering our free, person-centred counselling service to individuals aged 18 and above, but in order to do so we have made a few temporary changes.

We have suspended all face-to-face contact but can offer appointments either via video-call or telephone depending on the capacity of each counsellor or client, until we are able to meet again in person. Therefore, we are still accepting new referrals for our waiting list (by telephone 01524 389389).

For any of our existing clients who choose to end counselling sessions due to these changes, you will be re-invited to join the waiting list and prioritised when face-to-face counselling starts again. We appreciate these are uncertain times, please bear with us while we continue to offer the best possible service we can.

Alternative sources of support and information can be found through the Samaritans (freephone: 116 123), and

Challenging times can often be an opportunity to recognise and appreciate those who are able to give their time and care to support others. A massive thank you to all the volunteer counsellors and staff at NLCS, who have persevered and supported each other and our clients over the last few weeks.

Warm wishes to you all,

Tamsin Tunstall        Kathryn Crameri
Nominal Chair          Vice Chair


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