4Cs has made the decision to suspend all face to face counselling as of Monday 23rd March 2020.
We are currently working towards the provision of some online or telephone support. This will take time to put in place properly and may not be available or appropriate for everyone who uses our service. We will keep in touch with all of our current clients with regular updates.
We will not be taking any new referrals for assessment for now.
If you have already booked in for an assessment appointment this will not happen as a face to face appointment. However, we will be in touch to arrange an online or telephone assessment in due course.
Who We Are
4Cs (Centres for Christian Care and Counselling) is staffed by both male and female counsellors who work on a voluntary basis. All the counsellors have a personal Christian faith.
We offer the same service to anyone regardless of age, race, gender, sexuality or beliefs. We recognise that ALL people are created in God’s image and are of infinite value and worth. All people are worthy of respect and unconditional acceptance. We do not make value judgements based on individual’s choices, behaviour or circumstances. We acknowledge intellectual, physical, emotional and spiritual aspects of both our lives and those of our clients.
Believing that God has given everyone free will to make their own decisions, we recognise that it is the client’s responsibility and right to make their own decisions and choices. It is our undertaking to walk alongside them during their journey with us and to support them in any decisions or choices they make, free from pressure or persuasion in a supportive, caring, respectful yet therapeutic environment.
We are open to working with faith/spiritual issues, but only if this is your wish. It is our firm undertaking not to discuss our faith or faith issues with you unless you specifically ask us to do so.
If you'd like to consider making a donation to help with the ongoing work of 4Cs, you can do so here.
What to Expect
Counselling with 4Cs starts with a free assessment at a 4Cs Centre of your choice. In the assessment we will discuss what issues you want to bring to counselling, confidentiality, your availability and familiarise you with the building. It will also be an opportunity for you to ask questions
After the assessment, you will be allocated to a counsellor when one becomes available. The counsellor will be matched to your availability. Sessions will be between 50 minutes and an hour long.
We ask clients to make a donation towards their counselling, suggesting between £5 and £40 per session in order to cover our costs. The amount you choose to donate will depend on your income and ability to pay. This will be discussed at the assessment.
Former Clients' Comments
"Today I had my last session of counselling. I suffered with depression/anxiety and, mixed with drinking too much last year, I made a couple of really bad decisions which led me with no choice but to seek counselling. I literally hated every idea of it which is why I hadn't gone before. It has been A-mazing help. I understand myself, I feel great and I'm hoping I won't need to go back in the future, but I know it's there if I need it. I went to 4Cs in Norwich which is a charity. It's run by Christians but you wouldn't know they were religious."
"I have just read the description of 4Cs on the website: caring, respectful, supportive, therapeutic and I couldn't have put it better myself!
My counsellor took the time to understand me as a person and explore how my background and disability impact on how I feel about myself and the things that have happened to me. I felt able to open up to her and be really honest about my thoughts and feelings. This meant we could really get to the heart of the issues that weren't allowing me to move forward.
I now understand that I am as valid a human being as anyone else and that I don't have to feel ashamed or apologetic about who I am.
I am grateful for the compassion and care that all at 4Cs have shown me, from the gentleman who made me a cup of tea when I was early for my appointment to my counsellor and others who took me out to my taxi and made sure I was safe.
I wish you all the very best in all you do. You provide a very valuable service in a very professional way."
You can donate to 4Cs here.
All information will be held in accordance with 4Cs Data Protection policy which is GDPR compliant.
Please note that we are not taking new referrals at the current time until further notice.