Counselling & Therapeutic
All counselling is strictly confidential. Your one to one session will be held in a warm, private and safe environment. With a non- judgmental approach we will help you to explore what has brought you to us. We have male and female practitioners available that have vast experience in all areas. Our counsellors school of though is integrative humanistic, with a person centred core.
Not many services offer group therapy so we are pleased to offer you this service. Like a one to one it is a place to be heard and understood with likeminded people who can give guidance and support. The group is facilitated by a counsellor.
We also run a range of bespoke psycho educational workshops for the individual, team or organisation; helping to improve awareness, insight and knowledge of relationship with self and life. Workshops can challenge your way of thinking while also being interactive and fun.
We love yoga and meditation at Connection and offer classes that will suit your needs to help connect and centre one’s self; learning vast techniques to understand the physiological self to spiritual self.
Drop in and support
Monday afternoons we offer a FREE drop in service to socialise and connect or to access support with our staff from 2-5pm
We have person centred support workers that are available for you to talk to for advice and guidance, that may help you to connect to others services in the community for your wellbeing. Sometimes its case of having a chat and brew or we can do a care plan and set some goals for you together. NEW FOR 2018 we have our ‘Saturday Connection’. Every Saturday we will be doing a free support group from 10-11.30am followed by 1 on 1 support from 11.45-12.45. In the afternoon from 1.30 we will be offering a free service incorporating our holistic approach. We have our fitness classes, yoga & meditation, play days for the children, music & art workshops, therapeutic workshops such as anxiety, stress, relationships and nutritional plus many more, mindful macramé workshops, outdoor activates and more! Due to funding from The National Lottery we able to give all these services or free. If people who access the afternoon workshops are employed we do ask kindly for a donation to sustain the good work we do in the community. Also we are working with Food share and are able to offer free food parcels for people in need on Mondays & Saturdays.
Fitness & Outdoor Activities
Circuit classes are a great therapeutic tool for wellbeing, how the physical helps the emotional and mental needs. Our classes are unique and catered to your needs. All Classes are based on connection, fun and fitness for you to feel good all round. See our calendar for class times and prices.
All our services fold and feather in, complimenting each service we offer. Our outdoor service is an excellent example of this. We help people connect to themselves and their environment via outdoor activities.
Clients can participate in woodland walks, orienteering and mountain biking. All of which offer people the opportunity to learn new skills, meet like-minded people, gaining support and friends.
Get out there and blow the cobwebs off the stress of life whilst having fun.
To help people to connect socially, build confidence and overcome any barriers; we have regular social events, for example discos, bands, games and family fun days. This helps bring people together for a greater sense of belonging, warmth, affection and good fun!
Creative Arts & Music group
We offer a space for you every Monday evening from 6-8pm to escape and connect to others in our amazing art and music workshops. A great therapeutic tool to unwind, relax, learn new skills, build your confidence and esteem while having fun too! We have a brand new time table for 2018 so please check out our calendar and Facebook site to see times and dates. In the art workshops you can do what ever you wish and take the work home with you, we have mark making, mono printing, observational drawing, lino printing, musically charged art, story board art, impression art and more available with our fantastic artist! In the music workshop its a case of us all coming together and playing some instruments together, learning songs and lyrics , learning to play cords together and just having fun as Andy leads the way. Both our facilitators have vast experience and are very warm and welcoming in meeting you and your needs.