Inspire is a registered charity based in Ipswich, providing a professional counselling and training service.
How it all began
In the early 90's a small group of local Christians recognised that churches could benefit from help and support in caring for those in their congregations. Training was offered to enable church leaders and pastoral workers to recognise and address the problems that people often experience in life, so that the church could better fulfil its responsibility to helping people change and grow. It soon became apparent that there was a need for a 'low cost' counselling service within the town and so a group of professionally qualified counsellors established a therapeutic counselling service, based at the Fletcher Centre.
What we do now
Over 20 years on we continue to provide a highly respected counselling and training service from our home at the Fletcher Centre. We have also introduced a supervision service providing professional support to those involved in pastoral and helping work and clinical supervision to counselling practitioners.
Inspire is a Christian initiative dedicated to providing a caring and confidential counselling service; our centre is run by Christians and all our counsellors are professionally trained and supervised, offering a variety of counselling appproaches.
We remain committed to offering both professional and non professional training for individuals and organisations. We provide courses from the Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills through to qualification on the Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling ..... and beyond.
We also work with churches and organisations to develop and deliver non professional training programmes in subjects including listening skills, pastoral care, grief, loss and bereavement, self care and much more. We are always happy to discuss new courses and to explore how we can help people to develop their knowledge, skills and ability to help others.