Pastoral Care and Counselling
The Diocesan Pastoral Care and Counselling Service exists to provide confidential help in times of emotional or psychological difficulty for diocesan clergy and lay staff and their immediate families. It also provides help for licensed Readers and Diocesan volunteer workers with formal contracts.
Download the Guide to the Pastoral Care and Counselling Service.
The Advisor in Pastoral Care and Counselling is Julia Barrett. She has worked as a Counsellor and Psychotherapist for many years in the NHS, agency and private practice settings. She is accredited by the United Kingdom Council of Psychotherapists (UKCP).
She has also been a confirmed member of the Church of England since she was eighteen and was licensed as a Reader in 2001.
If she is not available to answer the telephone, please leave a message on the confidential answering machine; she will normally respond to messages within twenty-four hours. The email is only accessible by the Co-ordinator.