We run a low or no cost counselling service for clients aged 18 and over to provide more in-depth, therapeutic support for people experiencing higher levels of emotional and mental distress linked to being LGBT+. Our warm and compassionate counsellors offer a safe space to explore difficulties in more detail and work toward improving your overall emotional wellbeing.
Our counsellors choose to offer their time to our communities and we ensure they have the knowledge, skills, and support to do so.
We check they have the appropriate insurance, registration, and supervision in place and that they follow the same high standards of ethical practice that Intercom Trust does.
Counselling is mostly offered in a set of up to 12 sessions, and where needed this is extended by arrangement. We ask for donations dependent on what you can afford to help us to keep supplying this service to as many people as we can.
We provide this support using student counsellors who are working towards their professional memberships. All our counsellors are fully supervised and DBS clear.
We provide counselling in our Truro, Plymouth, and Exeter offices and some online sessions.
We are able to occasionally put on other therapuetic group support, such as LGBT+ drug and alcohol recovery, creative explorations of gender, and self-defence classes. To see what we have available at the moment, please check our Eventbrite.
You can access our LGBT+ counselling services in one of two ways; by calling our helping, or via referral.
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Confidentiality is really important to us and all interactions with clients are confidential. However, there may be times in which we need to share confidential information in order to keep a child, adult, staff member or a member of the public safe. We will treat each client respectfully and respond to their individual needs. If you choose to leave your name and personal details, we treat this as implied consent to hold this personal information in accordance with GDPR 2018.
At Intercom Trust, we aim to provide all of our services to the highest possible standard. We have a statutory duty of care to safeguard children, young people and adults at risk who come into contact with the organisation in any way.
Safeguarding officer: Andy Hunt