Trust gives coun­selling ser­vice big cash boost

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Helping Others -

A mas­sive fund­ing boost of al­most £10,000 has been granted to a char­ity which pro­vides coun­selling ser­vices to help sup­port car­ers.

Ash­ford Coun­selling Ser­vice (ACS) has been awarded £9,096 over three years by the Coly­erFer­gus­son Char­i­ta­ble Trust.

The money will be used to pro­vide emo­tional sup­port to peo­ple who care for friends and rel­a­tives.

ACS man­ager Tracy Dighton said: “Coun­selling is an ef­fec­tive way of help­ing car­ers de­velop cop­ing mech­a­nisms.

“Good men­tal well­be­ing in car­ers en­ables them to en­joy any op­por­tu­ni­ties they get for respite, as well as deal­ing with the stresses of their work.”

ACS has been pro­vid­ing af­ford­able coun­selling to peo­ple in Ash­ford and the sur­round­ing ar­eas for 26 years.

It now has 20 pro­fes­sional coun­sel­lors based at the Paul Bower Cen­tre in Willes­bor­ough.

For more in­for­ma­tion, or to book a ses­sion, visit www. ash­ford­coun­

To find out more about Colyer-Fer­gus­son, visit www.

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From left, Phil Ri­ley, man­ager of Ash­ford’s chil­dren’s cen­tres, Dawn Porter from Craft At­tack, Tracy Dighton from Ash­ford Coun­selling Ser­vices and Siob­han Cronin with her daugh­ter Katie

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