Counselling help is at hand for just a tenner


Troubled people from all over Milton Keynes are being offered a new counselling service for just £10

The West Bletchley Wellbeing Centre this week announced it is expanding its services to the rest of the city in a bid to fill a “huge gap” in the market.

The gap has been caused by the recent of the CMK-based City Counselling Centre following a string of managerial problems,

Meanwhile the Wellbeing Centre, which opened last spring, has gone from strength to strength.

Largely self-funded, it is supported by West Bletchley Council, the MK Community Foundation, West Bletchley Lions and the lottery fund.

Centre Co-ordinator Geoff Plumb said: “We soon recognised that the need for counselling reaches much wider, across the whole of Milton Keynes.

“The biggest demand is from people suffering relationship problems. Others need counselling to help with depression or anxiety, work issues or bereavement.”

The centre’s new First Step programme provides a one-off session with a “skilled and sensitive” listener who is experienced in assessing needs and future help, said Geoff.

First Step sessions are held at 221a Whaddon Way, West Bletchley on Mondays between 4pm and 6pm and on Thursdays between 10am and 12pm.

Half price for unwaged people, the 30-40 minute sessions are on a first come first served basis. For more information call MK 370860.