As with everyone else the Bridge of Hope team went into lockdown at the end of March but they very quickly settled into the new ‘normal’ of working from home to support our clients during these challenging times. Since the 25th March the team have worked with over 850 individuals providing a range of services including telephone counselling, Health and Wellbeing Caseworker support, live interactive training via Zoom and telephone support.

The focus of our work has been and will continue to be to support individuals coping with the stresses and strains of living through this pandemic. We have found some clients benefit from a support phone call with one of our clinical team, some need more support in the form of a series of sessions of counselling over the telephone and some are getting huge benefits from our training courses which include our Take 5 programme, courses for developing resilience and managing stress and more practical programmes like our very popular Hand Reflexology courses.

Feedback from all clients has been really positive and we are proud to still be able to help our local community through this difficult time. We are continuing to work closely with our practitioners and clients to identify innovative ways of working and supporting clients and each other.

During this time Ashton’s Bridge of Hope was granted the status of BACP Accredited Service by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy for our counselling service which makes us one of only 7 organisations regionally to achieve this. We are very proud of this accreditation as it shows the quality of our counselling service and the commitment and dedication of our team to make it the best it can be for our service users.

As yet we have no definite plans as to when we will be returning to the delivery of face to face services but if you would like to know more about what we can offer now please contact a member of the team on the numbers below.
If you would like to contact us about your appointments or refer yourself into Bridge of Hope, please feel free to contact our admin team anytime on the following numbers or via their email: –

Liz liz.white@ashtoncentre.com 07425700630
Martina martina.donnelly@ashtoncentre.com 07551780599

If you are interested in finding out more about our on-line live training to support your health and wellbeing please contact our Training Coordinator:-

Mary mary@ashtoncentre.com 07766138156

If you would like to seek support from our Health and Wellbeing Caseworkers, please contact them on the following numbers or via their email: –

Jim jim.mcgivern@ashtoncentre.com 07846143385
Brendan brendan.brownlee@ashtoncentre.com 07846089329

If you need to speak to someone regarding talking therapies, or what telephone counselling is all about please contact our Clinical Lead and Clinical Co-ordinator: –

Margaret margaret.spencer@ashtoncentre.com 07990307237

Marie Claire marie.claire@ashtoncentre.com 07826689272

We are all available during our normal hours of 8.30 to 5 Monday to Thursday and 8.30 to 2.30 on a Friday. If we don’t answer your call it may be that we are helping another client so please feel free to leave us a message and we will call you back.

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