Bucks Mind, the mental health charity, which has officies in Aylesbury Old Town, has put in motion an online counselling service for adults to improve access to counselling opportunities and many more choices.
Efforts are being done to de-stigmantise mental health, however, there are still hurdles in the way of people accessing counselling services in an office setting.
In order to overcome this barrier, Bucks Mind has come up with the initiative of launching online counselling.
The organisation says “Online counselling can be the first step someone takes in reaching out for support and some individuals may find online counselling a more accessible or comfortable starting point for receiving counselling support.
Bucks Mind’s chief executive Andrea McCubbin, said “I am delighted that Buckinghamshire Mind are now able to offer online counselling ensuring we break down barriers for people who struggle to access counselling.”
The coordinator for the new service, Lesley Buckeridge said “I fully support this initiative. Over the next year we now have the resources to support more than 70 individuals who otherwise would not have access to counselling therapy.”
She adds “If anyone feels this service is something that would be helpful to them or a family member, please visit our website for information on how to self-refer.”