Serenity provides Support, Counselling and Professional Supervision across the Midlands
We are not a commercial company but a not-for-profit social enterprise organisation working to bring benefit, safety and harmony to our clients' lives.
Serenity Counselling was started by Lois in response to discovering that, according to the West Midlands Police, Wolverhampton had the second highest number of convicted perpetrators of domestic violence and sexual abuse in the country. Research indicates that only about one in ten of such cases are reported – which suggests that the real figure is unacceptably massive! Where there are perpetrators there are also, tragically, victims – who, it turned out had no counselling support in the area since all such services had closed down for lack of funds! This was the reason for setting up Serenity Counselling – to try and fill this huge gaping hole...!
All our counsellors are highly trained and are not restricted to only working with survivors but are able and willing to help with the vast majority of issues that clients face. If, by any chance, we cannot help you, we will probably know the right person or agency to refer you to. So far, happily, we have not found a problem we couldn't help ease.
All our clients receive the therapy they need and we feel that lack of finances should not be a barrier to getting help, however, our work is dependent at the moment on contributions or donations in order to keep going so we do ask for a small donation from all clients to ensure we can keep offering this valuable service. Every penny goes towards providing the services our clients need and we could not do this valuable work without them.
The services currently offered by Serenity Counselling include therapy sessions – for individuals, couples and groups; a range of workshops for students in Secondary school, college or at university based on safeguarding, well-being and healthy relationships.
The services we provide to the profession include student placement opportunities, clinical supervision – for individual practitioners or a group of counsellors and, when required, training workshops on a wide variety of counselling–related issues with particular reference to trauma, domestic abuse and sexual violence.