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Gloucestershire Counselling charity adapts service to help vulnerable and issues plea for donations

Gloucestershire Counselling Services have managed to change its service completely in the last few days to offer remote support to some of the most vulnerable members of the community.

In the days since the Coronavirus Crisis began, the service has committed to offer telephone and online counselling to support those already in counselling.

The service also wants to be able to offer their expertise more widely to the community during these unique circumstances.

However, GCS is losing key funding to support those who are most in need emotionally as well as those in severe financial hardship, so they are calling for donations.

GCS has also managed to convert its Counselling Training service on-line so that courses that are running or set to run can still go ahead.

Emma Griffiths, CEO of GCS said: "We have managed to turn GCS into an on-line counselling and training service in a matter of hours to help support people in Stroud and across the county with their mental and emotional health.

"In order for us to continue supporting the community with affordable counselling, we need to raise £150,000 by the end of August.

"We would really appreciate your support, please visit our website: www.gloscounselling and go to the Support Us page."

To help support vulnerable children, individuals and families in Stroud and across the county who are struggling the most by visiting: https://gloscounselling.org.uk/product/donation/ 

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