Anthea, our counsellor, continues to support and help many guests on a one-to-one basis. She presently has 12 clients and 3 on the waiting list, which means she is working at capacity. Anthea meets most clients in person, but a few prefer to chat over Zoom. This is usually to accommodate childcare. Zoom is a good option to be able to offer.

Several guests come from a recovery background having come out of rehab fairly recently. These people are very committed to the counselling sessions and are a joy to work with. Anthea says, “I know for many of my clients, therapy has been life changing.”

We are delighted that we are able to offer counselling at the Mission as many guests have waited for counselling in other agencies for up to two years having been on endless waiting lists. In these cases, Anthea is helping fast track those who need the service most.