Ealing Abbey Counselling Service (EACS) is an established registered charity which offers confidential, professional help and a range of skills to meet the needs of our clients, without discrimination. We are a non denominational service – our counsellors and clients come from a range of backgrounds, cultures and belief systems.
Our office and counselling rooms are on the first and second floor of a converted Victorian building and accessed via side fire escape stairs. We have limited use of a ground floor annexe to the rear of the building for those requiring disabled access.
The Service was founded in 1994 and has developed from a small beginning of seven founder members into one of the largest voluntary sector counselling and psychotherapy providers in London.
We have around 85 practitioners, most of whom are volunteer counsellors, psychotherapists and counselling psychologists who are at an advanced training stage. Some of our volunteer practitioners continue to offer their services at EACS post qualification and training.
We also have a team of qualified and experienced supervisors who provide monthly clinical supervision to our counsellors in groups of 3 or 4; and a team of assessors who carry out a comprehensive face to face assessment for all service users wishing to access counselling/psychotherapy at EACS.
We have a small team of 5 permanent, part time paid employees who administrate, manage and oversee the Service.Our aim is to offer a professional, safe and supportive environment for both our clients and our practitioners.
Ealing Abbey Counselling Service (EACS) wishes to make a statement in the light of the recent publicity concerning the Trust of St Benedict's Abbey, Ealing.
EACS is one of the activities of the Trust of St Benedict's but it has always operated as a separate entity since its formation in 1994. It should be noted that EACS is a strictly non-denominational counselling service – its staff, practitioners and service users come from any faith or no faith.
The building which EACS uses is provided by the Trust of St Benedict’s, which has always supported our work as an expression of its wish to make a contribution to the wellbeing of the wider community of residents and those working within the London Borough of Ealing.
All staff and practitioners who come into contact with service users accessing EACS, undergo an enhanced DBS check prior to working at the counselling service.EACS is and will remain vigilant in its scrutiny of practitioners and staff who offer themselves as candidates to work within the service.There has never been any suggestion of inappropriate behaviour within the organisation.
- January 2020 -