In the course of our daily life, Social, Emotional, Family and work related problems are inevitable as each of us is challenged to deal with
stress. To need help is normal and to be capable of accepting help from others is a sign of strength.
What is Counselling?
There is a common misconception that Counselling is "advice giving and offering solutions". This approach only diminishes the client's / individual's capacity to act as an independent person. Instead, we use an active communication process which is "listening". Counselling is Listening, using all the senses to understand the other person, with the purpose of helping the other view his/her problem from an objective point of view.
St. Patrick's parish has a Counselling Centre that opened in 2012. It is located behind the Church. Should you ever feel the need to see (meet) a Counsellor or just talk to someone, our Centre is open on Tuesdays and Fridays from 4.30 p.m. to 6.30 p.m. You can walk into the Centre or make an appointment by ringing St. Patrick's Church Parish office on 080-25587213 and they will put you in touch with the Counsellor in charge of the Centre. She will then assess your need and decide which Counsellor you should meet.
Please do not hesitate to use this facility. Our Counsellors are experienced and trained to listen with empathy, respect and in a non-judgmental manner. Complete confidentiality is assured.