What is Cornerstone?
Cornerstone is a counselling service based at St Peter’s Church, Yateley which was established in 1990. Our clients come from a wide surrounding area: Farnborough, Fleet, Hartley Wintney, Sandhurst, Bracknell and Camberley; we are within easy reach of junction 4a of the M3.
We provide short and longer term confidential support to individuals and couples, irrespective of religion, ethnic origin, gender or sexual orientation. The counsellors are professionally trained for the work they do, and adhere to the Ethical Framework of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, of which Cornerstone is a member.
What do we offer?
Our counsellors offer you the opportunity to explore your feelings and work through difficult issues in your life. Over a number of weeks we aim to come alongside you in your difficulties, helping you to gain a better understanding of yourself and your problems. Counselling invites you to change by helping you to find new strength and the freedom to make your own choices. Counselling is based on listening and is not about giving you advice, telling you what to do or judging you. It can, however, enable you to see things from a new perspective.
Who can we help?
The service provides help for people with many different needs including:
Anxiety, stress and panic attacks
Marital and relationship issues
Loss, bereavement and grief
Personal growth and development
Low self-confidence and self-esteem
You do not have to be a member of the church or a Christian to be able to use the services of Cornerstone; you do have to want to change things and to be committed to achieving this.
Who are our Counsellors?
Our counsellors have all completed professional training and undertake regular ongoing supervision and continuous professional development. We also offer placements to those in counsellor training. Everybody holds a current DBS.
Our counsellors come from all walks of life, and have developed their own areas of specialism and ways of working with clients. We always look to allocate the right counsellor for your particular needs.
We work with many counselling ideas and offer counselling which draws on models such as:
Cognitive behavioural therapy
What about money?
Cornerstone is a non-profit organisation. In order to meet our costs, we do ask people who use the service to make a payment for each session and an affordable amount will be agreed with you at your initial assessment appointment. We would not wish anyone to be deterred from making enquiries because of an anxiety about cost.
What happens when you approach Cornerstone?
When you first make contact you will be invited to meet one of the counsellors who will explore with you what you want from the service and explain what we can offer.
At this meeting you will also be asked for some information about yourself and invited to ask questions about our service or counselling in general.When you first make contact, you will be offered an initial assessment where you will be asked for some information about yourself and what you would like from the service. It is also an opportunity for you to ask any questions you might have about our service.
What will happen next?
If you wish to proceed, then the information that you have given will be passed to one of our Supervisors for them to assign a counsellor who will see you on a regular basis, for as long as necessary for your particular needs.
You will be offered weekly counselling sessions of 50 minutes, ideally at the same time and day each week. We normally ask you to agree to six sessions to begin with.
Where are we?
Our counselling rooms are situated above Café 46 next to St. Peter’s church in Yateley. You will find our post code at the foot of this page.
Do you want to know more?
If you are interested in exploring the possibility of receiving counselling or would just like to find out more about the service then please
telephone: (01252) 860499
or email us here