Yakeen Counselling Project
Yakeen was created as a discrete service to create the necessary structures conducive to provision of a professional counselling service aimed at addressing the culturally sensitive needs of Asian women. Our counsellors are multi-lingual women of Asian origin who speak Hindi, Punjabi, Gujarati, Marathi and Urdu.
The growth in popularity of our counselling project for women has encouraged demand for opening up the service to Asian men. In April 2013, a pilot project offering counselling to men was launched. It has now become part of a regular service with Tuesday evenings specifically reserved and ring-fenced for male counselling from 5 – 7pm.
What is counselling?
Counselling is a type of talking therapy that allows a person to talk about their problems and feelings in a confidential and dependable environment.A counsellor is trained to listen with empathy, by putting themselves in your shoes. They can help you deal with any negative thoughts and feelings you have.
How can counselling help you?
Counselling aims to help you deal with and overcome issues that are causing emotional pain or making you feel uncomfortable.
It can provide a safe and regular space for you to talk and explore difficult feelings. The counsellor is there to support you and respect your views. They won’t usually give advice, but will help you find your own insights into and understanding of your problems.
Counselling can help you:
- cope with a bereavement or relationship breakdown
- cope with redundancy or work-related stress
- deal with issues preventing you achieving your ambitions
- deal with feelings of depression or sadness, and have a more positive outlook on life
- deal with feelings of anxiety, helping you worry less about things
- understand yourself and your problems better
- feel more confident
- develop a better understanding of other people’s points of view
With the help and support of your therapist at Yakeen and a safe, confidential and non judgemental environment, you can explore these issues and begin to find a sense of understanding for yourself.