Pathway Counselling, a mental health counselling service based in Pembrokeshire, started free drop-in sessions in Haverfordwest last week.
The mental health team, which is part of PATH (Pembrokeshire Action for The Homeless), was originally started to help support those facing homelessness, but has since been expanded following successful funding from the UK’s Levelling Up initiative.
Anybody over the age of 19 and living in Pembrokeshire can now have access to free counselling through the service.
Their drop-ins offer convenient 30-minute sessions with qualified counsellors, available every Monday and Thursday between 12pm and 3pm, at 19 Market St in Haverfordwest.
These sessions are tailored to individuals seeking immediate support without the need for a referral.
Whether it's a one-off session to offload current issues or a regular check-in to stay on top of matters, the drop-ins are designed to accommodate various needs.
For those new to counselling, their counsellors may offer referrals to access our regular counselling services.
The drop-ins are catered towards those wishing to seek on-the-spot counselling with no requirement to be referred or allocated a counsellor. Walk-ins are welcome and encouraged, and their experienced counsellors are there to assist without judgment.
There is also a relaxation room onsite which provides a comfortable space to wait, offering hot and cold drinks and biscuits to enjoy.
The room is designed to encourage mindfulness, featuring tables with books, puzzles, fidget items, and colouring activities. Many of their clients find these activities calming for stress and anxiety, or to calm racing thoughts.
Additionally, there are resources available about internal and external services to read or take home with you.