As You Are counselling charity are launching our 2017 appeal for donations in order to help people over this stressful time.

Winter can be a time when anxiety or depression are heightened by social isolation, financial pressures or difficult life events.

As You Are have an ongoing backlog of people on our waiting list who need to be seen by a counsellor. We are staffed mainly by dedicated volunteers and in order to reduce waiting time for people currently on our list, we would like to offer 200 additional sessions over the next 6 months from January to July.

All donations will go towards increasing our service and ensure people can access the support they need when they need it…

Our target is £1500 over the 6 months from 1st January 2017, if you would like to donate any amount, please go to our LocalGiving page here:

Thank you, from the staff at AYA.

What your donation could provide

  • £5Help with As You Are running costs
  • £151 x Counselling Session (Volunteer Counsellor)
  • £301 x Counselling Session (Freelance Counsellor)
  • £192Pay for someone on restricted income to attend 24 sessions of counselling
Your donation of any size helps pay for counselling room rental and the administration costs of running As You Are.

Frequently Asked Questions about Counselling

  • What kinds of people seek counselling?
  • How long should I expect to have to continue counselling?
  • How do I know which counselling approach is most suited to me?
  • Will my counselling sessions be confidential?
  • Is my counsellor qualified?
Please visit our FAQ page for these answers
As You Are Counsellors in action at our Southwick offices!

As You Are Counsellors in action at our Southwick offices!