Meet our small, friendly and specialist Counselling Team.
This service is delivered free to families and friends by a team of counsellors trained by Missing People. We provide the service because families have told us that some counsellors don’t understand what it is like to have someone missing, and that it can also be very hard to find a free counsellor and take a long time to organise. Our counsellors are trained to understand the unique needs of families and friends of missing people. They work alongside us but separately from the helpline, so this counselling is additional to the support offered by the helpline team.
Our specialist telephone counsellors can;
Our counsellors are fully qualified and accredited by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and fully trained by Missing People. They are experienced in supporting children, young people, and adults in telephone and video counselling specifically. The counsellors are managed by our Clinical Lead Richard Curen and Family Support Manager Remi Arnold. All have professional clinical supervision.
I am proud of our ability to reach service users who are often isolated, geographically and emotionally, and who are trying to make sense of their experiences. We have received excellent feedback from the people we have supported.
- Richard Curen, Clinical Lead