Counselling means enabling people to look more closely at their problems and clarifying them. People need counselling when they are experiencing a crisis in their lives.
There are certain situations including bereavement, illness, loss of employment and relationship breakdown that are likely to constitute a crisis for the majority of people.
The overall aim of counselling is to provide clients with opportunities to work in self-defined ways, towards living in more satisfying and resourceful ways as individuals and as members of the broader society.
GCAB has developed a Counselling Referral system where clients who might benefit from counselling are referred to a qualified counsellor to undergo therapeutic work. GCAB clients who are on benefits or unemployed are given free counselling by qualified counselling professionals.
CAB SERVICE AIMS TO
Ensure that individuals do not suffer through lack of knowledge of their rights and responsibilities or of the services available to them or through an inability to express their needs effectively.