EBS Counselling, previously known as EBS The Bereavement Service, for Eastleigh and Southampton was launched In 1994 by the then Mayor of Eastleigh Mrs Bobbie Jones, as a specialist bereavement service. In 1996 EBS became a registered charity and celebrates 21 years service to the community in 2017.
In 2016 the service was extended to include all forms of counselling and emotional support as well as bereavement to all those aged 18 and over. We offer a non-judgemental, confidential, safe and supportive environment for clients to explore their thoughts and feelings. General counselling covers, for example, work related issues, changing job, bullying, living problems, sexuality, loss, moving house to name just a few. In fact, anything which affects a person’s quality of life.
All of our counsellors and counsellors in training abide by The Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Councelling. See www.bacp.co.uk
All counsellors and counsellors in training have regular DBS checks undertaken as do the trustees of the organisation. See www.gov.uk
EBS Counselling has public and professional indemnity in force. Trustees insurance is also in place.
Clients are asked to make a contribution, although no one will ever be refused help due to inability to pay.
Thank you to Eastleigh Borough Council
EBS Counselling is very grateful to Eastleigh Borough Council for their grant towards extra expenses incurred as a result of the Covid pandemic. This has been most useful as the organisation has seen an increase in cases of hardship from the effects of this unprecedented Pandemic.
EBS Counselling is very grateful to Eastleigh Borough Council for their “Boroughwide” scheme, which has enabled the Volunteer Counsellors to receive a subsidy towards their subscription to their Professional organisations, and also towards the cost of room hire for face to face counselling sessions.
EBS Counselling is sad to announce the passing of our treasurer Richard Whinnerary on the 4th July 2021 after a short illness. He was a valued member of the team and a true gent, our thoughts are with his family at this time.
Thank you to The Eastleigh Lions
EBS is very grateful to The Eastleigh Lions for their donation towards the Hardship fund set up to assist local people for whom counselling would otherwise not be affordable as a result of the Covid Pandemic.