The One to One project is a multidisciplinary service. This means that we are able to offer different types of support to clients depending on their individual needs. The stages of the services we offer come under five main headings with a further explanation of these services below.
Referral / Initial Assessment:
Every client that engages with our service will go through the referral process. This will be either self-referral (you are actively seeking counselling yourself) or on your behalf from a healthcare professional. You will then be asked to attend an initial assessment either remotely online or at the One to One Project Premises. This is a one to one assessment with a qualified, experienced member of staff who will offer you a non-judgemental, safe and confidential space in which to talk about some of the issues that you feel you may need to work through in the service you wish to engage in. We will also take this opportunity to ask you a few questions so that we may get to know a bit more about you and your needs and to enable us to best match you to one of our counsellors or Mentor Befrienders.
Remote Counselling (Online/Telephone Counselling):
This service is for clients that have difficulty getting out into the community and is available to support those who have been affected directly and indirectly by the Coronavirus pandemic. We understand the psychological, social and emotional difficulty experienced due to this pandemic. Our remote counselling service is also available to those who are experiencing anxiety for any reason, such as anxiety leaving the house, mobility issues or transport issues which mean you are not able to attend face-to-face counselling at the One to One Project premises. After 12 weeks of remote counselling, you may feel you wish to engage in our Mentoring service.
Taking the step to get out of the house to attend your weekly counselling session at the One to One Project will not only boost your confidence by getting you out of the house and gaining a sense of purpose, but you will also be able to work with the anxiety and other feelings you are experiencing with your counsellor. All of our counselling rooms are private and there will only be you and your counsellor in attendance to protect and maintain confidentiality. Face to face counselling is available for 12 weeks.
Mentoring & Befriending
Our free Mentoring service provides emotional support to clients in their own homes who wish to reintegrate back into their communities. Using a client-led, goal-focused plan (This is a plan that is put in place between the client and their mentor to help give direction and work towards some of the realistic goals that a client would like to be able to achieve, ie visiting the shops on the bus, attending a community group). You will be supported to meet the goals in your individually tailored plan, helping you to grow, gain your independence and allow you to live a more fulfilling life.
Our free Befriending service provides support to clients who feel alone and isolated. The Client and Befriender would meet for one hour a week to build a friendship and help the client to feel more connected, less isolated and enjoy a greater sense of wellbeing and fulfillment.
Group work takes place at the One to One Project Premises. Groups are usually run with themes (Working with Anger, Creative Arts, Anxiety etc) and are often open groups. An open group means that anybody can join the group at any time, subject to an initial assessment. Groups are a great way to get to know other people who may share the same experiences as you and to share your experiences with others if you wish. The group will be facilitated by an experienced counsellor.