“Our aim is to provide accessible, confidential counselling in East Belfast”
Benefits of counselling for the wider community and health services
Psychological therapies promote good health and wellbeing, thus contributing to ill health prevention.
Psychological therapies can play a key role in improving outcomes from treatment of both mental and physical illnesses.
Accreditation by the BACP and are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions.
East Belfast Community Counselling Centre was created to help fulfill a need in the local community, to provide a vitally-needed counselling service for adults who might otherwise be excluded because of finance or shortfall in service provision. Prior to the service being set up in 2010 there was no other dedicated counseling services in East Belfast, apart from counseling offered by local churches.
As a charity we believe that everyone should have access to high quality counselling irrespective of their ability to pay.
The counselling service is open to anyone regardless of whether they are male or female, whatever their sexual orientation, ethnic origin, culture or religion, so long as we feel their needs can be met.
East Belfast Community Counselling Centre is a Registered Charity, we work for the benefit of the community.
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Counselling gives you the opportunity to explore any current or past difficulties in your life which may be preventing you from moving on in the way you would want to.
The counsellor will be able to listen carefully in a non-judgemental way and can help give clarity, which will help bring about change, or reduce confusion. Counselling gives you the opportunity to explore aspects of your life and accompanying feelings without fear of being judged.
Sometimes bottled-up feelings such as anger, anxiety, grief, shame and embarrassment can become very intense.
A counsellor is trained to listen to you and accept your feelings. Many people who come for counselling gain a renewed self-respect and a sense of being valued which in turn helps them to feel accepted and respected as a person in their own right.
Much of the work we do is not funded, if you would like to help us provide services and prevent suicide then please consider helping us in one of the following ways:
• Regular Donation
• Direct Debit form
• One Off donation
• Become a Collection Box Holder
• Just Giving (see link below)
Are you interested in undertaking an exciting and adrenaline packed challenge? Do you enjoy running, climbing, cycling, bungee jumping or even skydiving?
Whether it is your first time putting on a pair of trainers or you are a veteran runner, cyclist or skydiver (like Mike), there will be a challenge that is just right for you. Our team will be here to support you every step of the way through your fundraising activities to ensure you reach your target.
When you fundraise for EBCCC, you are guaranteed that the money you raised stays within Northern Ireland and is used to bring necessary support and services to those individuals struggle with poor mental health.
Many individuals who give to a chosen charity over their lives also decide to leave a gift to their chosen charities in their will. For many, a gift to a charity in their will may be the largest donation they will ever make.
Any gift to EBCCC, no matter how large or small, will always make a massive difference to the lives of people and their families who use our services. If you would like to remember EBCCC in your will, then please contact the office.
For more information, support and advice on organising fundraising events or challenges for EBCCC please contact us for a copy of our Fundraising Pack.
Working with EBCCC can benefit your company and promote your social responsibility strategy by demonstrating a commitment to people who struggle with poor mental ill health in your community.
Your organisation can support our work by:
• Sponsoring an event.
• Organising your own fundraising events.
• Choosing us as your Charity of the Year.
Charity of the Year
Charity of the Year is a planned and sustained method of helping our organisation. A whole range of fundraising events can be tailored to suit the needs of your company and its employees. These events can help build team morale, enhance leadership skills, and create team cohesion when aiming to reach a target, such as a fundraising target.
The “Charity of the Year” programme allows organisations to make a real difference to the lives of service users through raising the profile of our charity, raising vital funds and promote our work. For the company, the benefits of such an arrangement can include:
• An increased interest in your produce and or services.
• The association of your business with a recognised and respected organisation.
• The positive PR associated with helping a charity in your community.
• The promotion of your business regionally.