Trust gives counselling service big cash boost
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. ashfordcounselling.org.uk
To find out more about Colyer-Fergusson, visit www. cfct.org.uk
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