Hereford Diocesan Counselling Service

This counselling service provides emotional and psychological help for clergy, their spouses and children over 16, ordinands, readers, readers in training, accredited lay workers, lay diocesan staff and diocesan employees.

Hereford Diocesan Counselling Service leaflet 2016

"Calling all stressed clergy!"

We know that many clergy, readers, their spouses and families are suffering from increasing and often destructive levels of stress.

Stress saps our energy and reduces our ability to cope with life's many challenges. The team of Hereford Diocesan counsellors provide a confidential service. The identity of those who use it is not known to anyone in the diocese apart from the counsellor they work with.

Those who have used this service have been able to spend time in a non judgemental private setting, Issues may be personal, such as a relationship, or a bereavement, or work- and church-related matters, Emotions such as anxiety, stress or depression can be faced and considered There is supportive space in which to consider dilemmas, explore options. It may be a reflective context in which to choose to make life changing decisions. For some, the decision to access the Diocesan Counselling service has been a lifeline. 

Please do consider using this service.... 

Fiona Quayle
Tel: 01584 841840 Email: fionaquayle@btinternet.com

The Counsellors:

Gill Carding - Shrewsbury 07885 367120 - Senior Accredited BACP Counsellor; APSE Accredited Pastoral Supervisor, Couples Counsellor.

Helen Dacey - Abergavenny, 01873 831037; registered member of BACP and member of BABCP.

Marian Gillett - Presteigne and Leominster 07747 497998 - Relate-trained Counsellor; UKCP registered Psychotherapist, Counsellor, Couples Counsellor and Trainer

Kate Jones - Hereford and south of diocese 07711 577563, MBACP Accredited Counsellor and Counselling Supervisor

Richard Lewis - Llanfair Waterdine (Knighton) 01547 510360 - UKCP registered Psychotherapist and Senior Accredited BACP Counsellor

Christine Oliver - Leominster and Hereford 01568 750454 - Relate-trained Counsellor; Counsellor, Psychotherapist, Couples Counsellor and Trainer

Alison Trott - Minsterley 07791 013587 - FDA Counselling (5); Cert CBT;  MA in Counselling studies; BACP accredited