counselling hub opened in Burnham-On-Sea Tesco car park
new counselling hub has been opened this week in the car park of
Burnham-On-Sea's Tesco store.
House Somerset, a Burnham-based charity that provides affordable
and quick counselling support, formally opened its new portakabin
organisation says this is "a new and exciting development as
it means having a dedicated, comfortable, safe and confidential
space to meet with children, adults, families and couples to share
and talk through deeply personal feelings."
opening comes as Somewhere House Somerset has seen a "significant
rise" in demand for its counselling services, but finding space
to meet clients was difficult and expensive to come by.
told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "The charity committee made the decision
to focus its investment with a view towards long-term support and
in dedicated space that is available to us 24 hours a day, 7 days
a week is a step towards meeting this goal."
aim is to eventually purchase the portakabin outright and increase
our space into more locations, so we can continue to meet the demands
of the local community for the type of service we offer."
work hard to continuously fundraise in order to make this vision
Burnham-On-Sea store says it fully supports the work done by Somewhere
House Somerset, and offered a permanent location for the portakabin
to reside in.
House Somersets mission is to provide a therapeutic service
for anyone who chooses to access support in the local community.
aims to reach individuals who most need help through a variety of
services including low cost counselling, educational workshops and
community projects with a professional and flexible approach.