Low-cost counselling service launches in Penzance
7:10am Sunday 16th September 2012 in News
A new non-profit counselling service specialising in supporting people who are working to make a difference has been launched in Penzance.
'Counselling for Social Change' is a charity aiming to provide both face-to-face and phone counselling across Cornwall. They are also working with other local community projects to provide retreats for people outside the county.
Emily Apple, one of the trustees of the charity said: "We believe everyone should be able to access counselling when they need it, regardless of income.
"We are offering counselling services for between £7 and £12 and some people may be eligible for grants to cover even these costs."
As well as providing general support, a key part of the organisation's mission is to support people working to make a difference. Whether carers, campaigners or volunteers, Counselling for Social Change aims to provide a safe, confidential space.
The charity has been established by individuals with over fifteen years experience as counsellors, campaigners and activists.
Supporters of the project will be walking in this year's Rotary Ramble to raise money for the service.