Equality & Diversity
All-of our staff are carefully selected, well-trained, and properly supervised. We monitor our client base for diversity and accessibility as well as its staff recruitment practices. Our policies are reviewed on a regular rotation to ensure they continue to meet the requirements of the Equality Act 2010. We work hard to avoid any discriminatory practice to ensure equality of opportunity in the recruitment of staff, volunteers, the Steering group, and its service to the public.
All of our staff have to undergo a Disclosure & Barring Service (formerly CRB) check.
How it all started
Rhonda founded Wellington counselling nearly 2 years ago after being a school counsellor for 6 years. She got to share her vision of a community counselling service that was free at the point of need with a number of people from the church, town council, Wellington 1 team, and other local representatives. In a matter of months, a steering group was formed and some funding was secured from the town and county council to run a pilot scheme. Though this, free counselling was on offer to a range of professionals working with children, adults and families to give to them. The uptake of counselling was great and was seen to be a good and useful resource to both the professionals making use of the service and the counselling clients: counselling made a difference to lives.
Since March 2017, the counselling team has grown from two members to four, and in March 2018 Wellington Counselling was formed into a Community Interest Company (CIC). Through the generosity of the town and county council, Wellington Counselling have been able to expand and continue the service to take referrals from GPs, Getset, PFSAs, Health Visitors and schools.