3 Counties Counselling Service

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Welcome. We are three counsellors helping individuals and couples in Berkshire, Surrey and Hampshire.

E-mail: info@3ccs.org or
Telephone: 07825 092388

You can learn about our counsellors here.

We are three, qualified, experienced, and professionally registered, accredited and insured members of BACP, the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. You can see where we practise and our individual telephone numbers in Our Counsellors.

Now with 12 years of working as 3CCS, we are a friendly, diverse, capable counselling and psychotherapy team and we spend a very significant proportion of our time keeping ourselves up to date with knowledge and professional developments in our fields. We offer:-

Counselling and Psychotherapy (for Adults and Young People from Age 12),
Couples/Relationship Counselling, EMDR Therapy, EAP counselling and psychotherapy, other Company Provided Counselling, and Supervision of counsellors, psychotherapists and those in other helping professions

We offer confidential, face-to-face counselling therapy sessions in which we will give you our whole attention focus, respect your autonomy, empathise with your feelings and never judge or criticise you. We are approachable, compassionate, open-minded, authentic therapists who will listen to you in order to understand your world and your relationships within it.

See how the counselling process works in About Counselling, and what 3CCS clients say in Client Feedback.

Where We Can Help

We have experience working with clients who are concerned by…

- Abuse- Panic attacks
- Addictions- Parenting problems
- Anger outbursts- Post-natal depression
- Anxiety- Relationship problems
- Bereavement & Grief - Sexual problems
- Bullying- Shame or Guilt
- Depression- Stress
- Despair- Traumatic experiences
- Eating disorders- Workplace problems
- Phobias- Obsessions/Compulsions

…and many other issues which also prevent people from leading happy, fulfilled, meaningful lives, loving and be loved in return.

More About Us

3CCS is a jointly provided counselling service, each counsellor / psychotherapist working in their own private practice. Between us we cover the area where the counties of Berkshire, Hampshire and Surrey meet. We work co-operatively in order to give 3CCS clients more choice of location, therapist gender, therapeutic specialisations, availability and accessibility than we could offer as individuals.

Between us, we draw upon the following major ways of working with clients:
Person-Centred Counselling, Integrative Counselling, Existential Counselling, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Transactional Analysis (TA), Gestalt Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitisation & Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy and Sensorimotor Psychotherapy.

We work from our homes in Camberley, Crowthorne and Fleet, from where we serve nearby communities like Bracknell, Aldershot, Farnborough, Yateley, Reading, Basingstoke, Wokingham and Farnham.

You can contact us on 07825 092388 or info@3ccs.org.

Our Fees

Individuals: £45 per 60-minute session
Couples: £60 per 60-minute session
Counsellor Supervision: £50 per 60-minute individual session, £30 per person per hour for groups of up to 4.

Note 1: Concessions, by application, for some unwaged clients and for student counsellors.
Note 2: An additional administrative charge of £5 per session is made to EAPs and companies contracting directly for their employees to see counsellors at the company's expense.

Many other frequently asked questions are answered in Common Questions.

A Growing Need

People of all ages in the UK are increasingly finding life tough, anxiety provoking, anger inducing or confidence sapping. Many are oppressed by financial constraints, high unemployment (especially for young adults), under-resourcing and under-funding of health and social care, overwhelming legislation and litigation, and bewilderingly more complex new technologies.

Faster communication, information access and social networking may seem a good thing but they add to the pace and emotional pressure of modern living. Medical advances improve our health so we live longer, but that can mean working longer and suffering age-related illnesses and dementia longer - adding further stress to patients, and those that care for them.

The NHS acknowledges that there may well be some 6,000,000 people in England suffering from depression and/or high levels of anxiety, yet its mental health counselling service is able to help less than 1% of them annually. Their IAPT (Improving Access to Psychological Therapies) programme is only designed to meet 15% of the needs of people with mild to moderate anxiety and/or depression (imagine the public uproar they'd encounter if they aimed to treat only 15% of people with cancer, heart disease, diabetes, broken limbs, etc.!). Many people who do get referrals to NHS mental health services have to wait uncomfortably long periods before they get help (some over a year) or are given little choice of the type of counselling available (most frequently CBT - Cognitive Behavioural Therapy - which does not suit many people). It is accepted that the NHS cannot currently deliver parity of mental health with the much better job they do for our physical health, but no-one knows how to change this without reducing the latter to fund the former. Meanwhile, the Government has acknowledged the increasing gulf between escalating patient needs and the now perilously insufficient funding available to meet them.

Post-traumatic stress disorder no longer results mainly from warfare, assault, rape, major natural disasters or horrific traffic accidents but also from long term exposure to anger, abuse, neglect, anger, bullying, family conflict, relationship stress, relentless criticism or control from others, especially when we are young - i.e. from a lack of a loving, constantly available, secure attachment. Rates of depression, suicide, self-harm and panic attacks grow steadily, as do addictions, both in types and numbers of people affected. Women are depressed far more than men, but men commit suicide much more frequently than women, so a 'one size fits all' gender approach to mental health is inappropriate.

As a result, compassionate, professional counselling and psychotherapy help is now required more than ever before. In fact, four out of five people now see counselling as a useful and effective way to get help to change their lives (BACP, 2014). At the same time, there is growing evidence that 'talking therapies' produce more effective, and longer lasting, beneficial effects than do 'pharmacological pill prescriptions'.

So, it is understandable that many people with urgent mental health needs, if they are able to find the financial means (and realise that they deserve) to get help for themselves, are coming to private mental health practitioners like us in 3 Counties Counselling Service.

3CCS serves the local community in the area where Berkshire, Surrey and Hampshire come together, including Aldershot, Ascot, Ash, Binfield, Blackwater, Bracknell, Camberley, Chobham, Crowthorne, Egham, Elstead, Eton, Farnborough, Farnham, Fleet, Frimley, Guildford, Hartley Wintney, Lightwater, Odiham, Reading, Sandhurst, Staines, Sunningdale, Sunninghill, Twyford, Winkfield, Woking, Wokingham, Woodley and Yateley

We are counsellors and psychotherapists offering counselling & psychotherapy in Berkshire, Hampshire and Surrey.
Serving Ascot, Ash, Binfield, Blackwater, Bracknell, Camberley, Chobham, Crowthorne, Egham, Elstead, Eton, Farnborough, Fleet, Frimley, Hartley Wintney, Lightwater, Odiham, Sandhurst, Staines, Sunningdale, Sunninghill, Twyford, Winkfield, Woking, Wokingham, Woodley and Yateley, and working with anxiety, anger, bereavement, depression, despair, stress, workplace problems, youth issues, panic attacks, relationships, sex, sexual problems, rape, bullying, stress, trauma, abuse, drugs, alcohol, hiv, anger management, living with dementia, parenting problems, diversity, and many other issues, by offering cbt, person-centred, humanistic, psychodynamic, gestalt, ta, existential, cognitive, behavioural and sensorimotor approaches. Other words to help you find us online: berkshire, hampshire, surrey, psychotherapy, psychotherapist, psychotherapists, therapy, therapist, therapists, counselling, counsellor, counsellors, couple, couples, partners, marriage, marital, relationship, relationships, eap, emdr and common misspellings such as counselor, counselors, counselling, edmr, edrm and erdm

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