Support your clients' emotional well-being and strengthen their ability to cope with the challenges of everyday lives
We work with Polish families that experience multiple disadvantages and have complex needs, such as substance misuse, homelessness, or domestic violence. Many of them struggle to cope with these issues and develop serious mental health problems over time. Over half of clients who contacted the Polish Domestic Violence Helpline suffered from depression and/or had suicidal thoughts and 70% of people felt isolated from their family and friends.
We support Polish families with their mental health issues through our counselling service. Even those clients who could speak English very well preferred to access counseling in their native language as it was a language of emotions and feelings for them and they found it easier to express themselves and find the underlying cause of the problem in their native language.
TELEPHONE, SKYPE AND FACE-TO-FACE COUNSELLING
Counselling is a talking therapy between counsellor and client. People come for counselling for different reasons - anxiety, depression, eating disorders, self-harm, loneliness, relationship issues, domestic abuse, sexual abuse, bullying, low self-esteem and lack of confidence, stress and trauma. However sometimes it is hard to label the problem, counselling is being used to help identify the issue. Counselling provides a safe, neutral and confidential environment where clients can explore their issues and can work with a counsellor towards finding their own solutions or coping strategies.
Our counsellors are bilingual and can speak English and Polish.
They hold Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling.
They are members of British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and are bound by its Code of Ethics & Practice and Complaints Procedure.
Vesta is an Organisational Member of BACP
We offer competitive prices for our work.
If you would like to find out more about counselling, please contact us:
What clients said
"I started making changes in my life already during therapy. I am very grateful for the help, counsellor helped me to realise a few things, I see things differently now, I needed someone to point me in the right direction"
"The counsellor was a genius, she helped me to open my eyes to so many things, I felt like she was reading my mind. She was very patient, she was able to put me in the right direction."
"The counsellor was very nice. I had a chance to talk, it gave me an opportunity to understand more. The whole experience was like catharsis. It was the first time I had such therapy and I am surprised how effective it was."
"Sessions helped me to understand a lot of things and to finish my relationship. I was going through a difficult time and sessions helped me to deal with it all. The counsellor was calm, tactful, and asked me the right questions"
"Counselling helped me a lot, I did not think that such "talking" would be so effective!"
"I started a new life, I completely freed myself from my relationship, a girl from 6 years ago came back! I am calm, happy, I know what I want, I don't suffer from depression anymore. I can see big changes in myself after counselling. Counsellor guided me well, I came to my own conclusions whilst I was talking."
"Counselling helped me a lot, regular sessions helped me to get through difficult times; I am very grateful that I had a chance to have this therapy in Polish."