Employment Counselling

Our counselling support helps jobseekers address mental health barriers to employment. Talking therapies can help people develop coping strategies, improve self-esteem and build resilience, leaving them better able to engage with employability support and moving them closer to the labour market.

Clients’ health conditions have included anxiety, depression, PTSD, grief, social anxiety, and stress; there is no need for a formal diagnosis to access our counselling support. Following an initial assessment with our Counselling Services Coordinator, clients usually receive between six and ten sessions of support either in person, by phone or on-line.

Our counselling team includes volunteer counsellors and MSc counselling students through our long-standing partnership with Bangor University. The use of students and volunteers enables us to offer employment counselling at an affordable price, while supporting new counsellors in their career development.

Our clients give consistently positive feedback about how our counselling support has helped them move closer to the labour market

  • 84% reported that their ability to work had improved as a result of the intervention
  • 60% of clients said they felt ready for employment following support.
  • 84% reported that their health had improved as a result of the intervention


Clients gave their therapy support an overall rating of 4.48 out of 5

 “It really helped me back into employment after years of mental illness.”

 “I’m back on track and able to cope.”

 “Thoroughly enjoyed it, learnt good coping mechanisms.”