Arc provides easily accessible, flexible, local counselling and psychotherapy at the heart of the community.
The service supports the personal recovery of local patients registered at Axminster Medical Practice, who are seeking help through times of profound change, trauma and loss.
Our independent team of experienced and qualified therapists are based at Axminster Medical Practice. Thanks to this unique professional integration and collaboration, any GP's and health professionals based there can refer you to Arc.
Counsellors offer one to one sessions. They spend in depth time with you, looking at your needs and concerns. They will help you readjust to some of the painful changes taking place in your life. Rather than offer advice, they will help you:
WELCOME TO ARC
UNDERSTAND YOUR OWN CHALLENGES
DISCOVER NEW SKILLS
DEVELOP A RESTORATIVE NEW BALANCE
ARC: AN OASIS
Since opening its doors in January 2007, Arc has tirelessly committed itself to providing a profoundly humanistic, relational model of talking therapies within its NHS setting. It has valiantly adhered to its mission statement of providing a service that aspires to no waiting list, no formal cost to service users, no prescriptive limitation of sessions and no discharge policy.
We hope that this website can introduce you to our service and help you find out more about counselling and the support we have been providing to the community since January 2007.
Our organisation is entirely self funded and relies solely on donations.
The website also provides information on how to support our work by either:
Donating much needed funds.
Fundraising for our good cause.
Volunteering in our dedicated charity shop and its craft project Make and Mend.
Offering any skills that could make our organisation stronger for years to come.
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Referenced from Recovery - Concepts and Application by Laurie Davidson, the Devon Recovery Group, 2008.
Original relief prints by Adele Davies, BA Illustration, St Martins, London 2017.
Painting: Sometimes it's too late for tenderness in Private Collection. Copyright shared between the Artist Ricky Romain and Arc.