Since its creation in 2000, New Romney Counselling Services (NRCS) has remained at the heart of the local community providing a vital, affordable Counselling service for those whose needs fall outside the scope of NHS mental health criteria, those who cannot afford private counselling, or others, whose needs are more complex and may require longer term therapy.
Under the leadership of Rosalind Russell, one of NRCS founders and an experienced psychotherapist, the service has grown steadily and now delivers over five hundred counselling sessions each month. We now have a dedicated counselling centre and a growing number of out-reach programmes. Ros’s extensive experience in Counselling, her advanced Qualifications in Psychotherapy and Supervision, and training in other fields of mental health Therapies, have all helped to shape a team of dedicated professionals. They are all committed to delivering a high quality, easily accessible counselling service.
We are true believers in further developing our training, knowledge and learning. We often run subsidised training courses and workshops to enhance the skills and knowledge base of our Counsellors and support continuous professional development.
At NRCS we understand the enormously positive impact that Counselling can have on people’s lives and we are passionate about providing much needed support to anyone dealing with mental health difficulties. We know how hard it is to suffer in silence and how daunting it can feel to reach out for help, which is why you will find our friendly team, supportive and ready to help when you call us.
Keeping you safe post pandemic: In March 2020, as a result of the Covid-19 Pandemic and the first national lockdown, we switched our counselling service to remote delivery, providing telephone and zoom counselling, which enabled us to safely continue to provide vital support to our clients. In June 2021 and in line with Government guidelines and the easing of restrictions, we began a phased return to face-to-face counselling, with enhanced safety measures remaining throughout the centre. These include Perspex safety screens between counsellor and client in each of the rooms and hand sanitiser stations throughout. All Counsellors working face-to-face at the centre, have been vaccinated against Covid-19.