Led by Bishop Delroy Hall MA (Cert Ed) the BHI Counselling Service provides a free and confidential counselling service to African, African Caribbean, Dual Heritage and other minority ethnic adults and young people aged 13+. Our UKCP & BACP qualified counsellors/psychotherapists are cultural competent and have expertise in dealing with culturally related issues.
For more information on our counselling service please download our information pack HERE.
EXPERTISE OF BHI COUNSELLING SERVICE
All our UKCP & BACP counsellor/psychotherapists are trained in specialist areas to work with the African, African Caribbean and Dual Heritage client group experiencing emotional and psychological difficulties that are unique to each individual. The service focuses on the ‘person-centred’ method.
WHY IS COUNSELLING NEEDED?
Early intervention addresses the psychological and emotional difficulties people are experiencing. Early intervention may also reduce the risk of later mental health issues occurring, evidenced in researches on BME communities and mental health.
The service provides counselling and psychotherapy in a secure, confidential, non judgmental space in which a person may discuss any issues relating to life events which have caused, or continue to cause distress or pain. The work is carried out by one Coordinator, two sessional counsellor’s and a volunteer psychotherapist. All clients who used the service during 2010 / 2011 received up to 15 weekly counselling sessions, these took place in our on site counselling rooms and within one North East Leeds School. A total number of 46 clients were seen during the year.