Our range of services and activities are shown below. Please look at each service or activity in more detail by clicking on the service name.  If you’re interested in any of the activities, give us a telephone call on 01942 681411 (answerphone outside office hours), drop us an email (see the Contact page) or pop into the Centre when we’re open!

 

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At sometime in most women’s lives situations arise which lead us to feel upset, distressed, confused, anxious or depressed.

These feelings may arise from a variety of reasons such as relationships, bereavement, illness, or it may be something that happened a long time ago which is causing distress.

The Well Women Centre is able to offer an ongoing (one-to-one) counselling service. The Centre asks all clients for a contribution to enable the service to continue.
What is Counselling?

The aim of counselling is to give you the opportunity and support to talk about what is troubling you. A counsellor will not give you advice but will help you find your own resources to live in a more satisfactory way.

The Counselling Service is offered by a group of counsellors, some of whom might be in their final year of training.

All the counsellors work under the Code of Ethics and Practice of the British Association for Counselling. This covers such things as confidentiality, responsibility and supervision.
CONFIDENTIALITY

The Well Women Centre is an independent voluntary organisation and all the services offered are confidential.

Counselling is based on trust and confidentiality; all issues discussed between client and counsellor are treated with discretion.
Appointments

Please telephone to have a chat with someone who can help you to decide whether to make an appointment.

Telephone the centre on 01942 681411.

Are you looking for friendship, fun and support? Then why don’t you come along to the Women’s Support Group?

The Wednesday Women’s Group is an informal group which meets in a relaxed atmosphere.

New members are welcome to come along any time between 12 – 2 pm on a Wednesday.

Members can try their hand at crafts in our occasional craft sessions and join our arranged outings to places of interest.

The photographs show a range of the craftwork created by some members of the Group.

 

Please contact the Centre for more details.

Other Services

The rest of our range of services and activities are as follows:

A counselling service
Women’s Support Group
Delivering Courses
Complimentary Therapies
LIFE Project

Using only fully qualified complementary therapists, the following treatments are available:

Indian Head Massage, Reflexology and Full Body Massage.

Indian Head massage is a traditional Indian technique of treating the upper back, neck, shoulders, face and scalp, whilst remaining fully clothed. Indian Head Massage creates a feeling of calm and releases stress and tensions.

Reflexology is the practice of stimulating points on the feet, in order to encourage a beneficial effect on some other part of the body, or to try to improve general health. It may help to reduce stress and induce deep relaxation; improve circulation; cleanse the body of toxins and impurities; balance the whole system and revitalise energy.

Full Body Massage is an intense massage using techniques that really relax you and is worked on the shoulders, arms, back, thighs and legs. It will help to improve joint and muscle movement along with reducing stress and inducing restful sleep.
The Fee

The Holistic Therapies we offer are carried out by fully qualified female Therapists who volunteer their own time in order to be of service to the Centre and its clients.

The Centre charges a small fee to ensure the continuation of services. This competitive price is £10 for each session.

All proceeds go towards the running of the Centre.

Please contact the Centre for an appointment – telephone 01942 681411.
Other Services

The rest of our range of services and activities are as follows:

A counselling service
Women’s Support Group
Delivering Courses
Complimentary Therapies
LIFE Project

The outreach team deliver the LIFE Project within the Wigan borough to girls over 11 years old. The LIFE Project is delivered in settings such as schools and community centres. The LIFE Project is a six week programme aimed at girls who have low self-esteem or display signs of risk taking behaviour.

The sessions last for one hour and cover the following topics:-

Introduction and stress management
Self Esteem
Internet Usage and Safety
Relationships and sexual health (age appropriate)
Drugs, Alcohol and Smoking
Pamper session to include Hand and Indian Head massage by a qualified therapist.

The groups usually consist of 8-12 girls of a similar age. Lesson plans are provided, but the sessions are informal, fun and needs led. The girls are encouraged to join in group discussions, but are also offered one to one support if required.

If you are interested in finding our more about the LIFE Project or would like to arrange for the LIFE Project to be delivered in your organisation please contact the Well Women Centre on 01942 681411.
Other Services

The rest of our range of services and activities are as follows:

A counselling service
Women’s Support Group
Delivering Courses
Complimentary Therapies
LIFE Project