North Lancashire Counselling Service

“the time to talk”

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We are very pleased to announce that Marks & Spencer (Lancaster branch) has chosen NLCS as its local charity of the year for 2016/17.

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NLCS is not currently recruiting counsellors. Please check back in a few months if you are interested in volunteering.

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Proposed workshop on the quality of presence in therapeutic and supervisory relationships

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Welcome to our website

We offer personal counselling for emotional problems such as anxiety, depression, grief, abuse, relationships etc. to people over the age of 18. As an organisational member of The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, we are bound by its code of ethics and practice, and its complaints procedure. Information about our counsellors, and how to apply to become one, can be found on the NLCS's counsellors page.

We serve mainly people who live in North Lancashire and South Cumbria. Our help is offered to anyone who feels they need it, regardless of creed, race, or sexual orientation. The mission of NLCS is to relieve emotional stress and suffering and enhance the mental health and well-being of local people though the provision of a counselling service that is tailored to the individual client’s wants and understandings and from a humanistic and existential ethic of engaging with people in a deeply valuing and respectful way. The counselling is given free of charge, donations are welcomed.