Beacon Counselling

Beacon Counselling

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  • Children / families
  • Counselling / advice
  • Education
  • Health and well being / research and care
  • Mental health
  • Young people

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Set up in 1984, Beacon Counselling is a registered charity and company limited by guarantee, and exists to improve the lives of people experiencing mental and emotional distress. This means people who are dealing with depression, bereavement, anxiety, stress, and relationship difficulties, to name just a few challenges. Basically, these are the issues that most people will face at some point in their lives, and that 17 million people in the UK struggle with each year.

Beacon has grown significantly in recent years, and during 2015 Beacon helped 1160 adults and 450 young people and children by delivering over 10,000 counselling sessions through a team of 55 counsellors. This volume of work is matched by a dedication and commitment to quality; all counselling work is rigorously supervised by a team of casework supervisors working to the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy’s (BACP’s) Ethical Framework. Counselling is continuously monitored and evaluated to ensure that we understand the benefits and impact of our work


To achieve its aims, Beacon provides counselling and related services to adults and young people and children in the borough of Stockport and beyond, with services for adults from 8 venues in Stockport; through services to young people from 14 secondary schools across Stockport and Macclesfield, a primary school in Manchester, and through Beacon 2, our service for young people outside of the school system.

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