THE CENTRE AND MODEL OF WORK
Centres at Wings of Hope
Wings of Hope’s Centres for Psychotherapy and Education are a permanent project. They are at the core of the organisation’s work. Professionals at the foundation have developed a model of support which is based on social inclusion and empowerment of individuals and groups. This in turn strengthens the person’s resourcefulness and capacities. Importantly, its multisystemic and multidisciplinary approach means that in addition to the psychological help available, there are also numerous support programs on offer. These include employment programmes, instructive lessons and creative workshop and non-formal education, and local and international initiatives. The foundation works with experienced therapists that specialise in different psychotherapeutic directions.
The support model employed is especially important regarding children with learning difficulties. It involves counselling not only with the child, but with the parents, it undertakes co-operation with the school and other counsellors or psychiatrists, and it directly begins support work with the child.
Vitally, Wings of Hope counselling centre is open to all those who express a need for psychosocial support. It provides the following services:
• Psychological assessment.
• Individual psychotherapy meetings.
• Psycho-educative thematic groups.
• Creative educational workshops.
• Support in learning.
• Active job searching support.
• Co-operation with other organisations or individuals who provide necessary assistance to vulnerable people.
Sometimes it is hard to assess whether you or someone you know needs to seek therapy. Below are a few examples of times when emotional support could be beneficial to you. In no way is this list exhaustive, and it aims only to guide people in their decision to find support.
• Feeling a delay in personal development. This can be an emotional, social, familial or career related problem.
• Realising that there is a struggle to function in life as one once did.
• Having symptoms of depression. This can include but is not limited to panic attacks, mood swings, tearfulness, irritableness, low-spirts, difficulty sleeping, change in appetite, tiredness, loss of self-esteem and feelings of guilt.
• Being faced with a crisis, such as a death of a loved one, a divorce or an unsettling move.
• Moving into a new role. This could be a move from school to university, beginning a new career or getting married, pregnant and becoming a parent.
• Seeing one’s child face problems at school, whether socially or academically.
Meeting with a psychotherapist involves them listening to your issues and helping you to define your goals.
Importantly, as with all aspects of the organisation, the centre promotes and fosters a culture of diversity and social inclusion. Each individual is treated fairly and with respect, no matter the person’s age, gender, race, nationality or sexuality.