Our Mission Statement
Somewhere House Somerset’s mission is to provide a therapeutic service for anyone who chooses to access support in the local community.
We aim to reach individuals who most need help through a variety of services including low cost counselling, educational workshops and community projects with a professional and flexible approach.
We are a charity offering therapeutic interventions and community projects in the Burnham on Sea area. We are specialists in helping people with Addiction; this includes alcoholism, drug addiction, gambling and food as well as other addictions. Our other area of expertise is with Mental Health. Our team of counsellors and volunteers have a wealth of collective knowledge in this field and specialise in issues such as anxiety, depression, personality disorders, self harm and extensive trauma that may have occurred during a persons life causing a deterioration in their mental health. Our team are there to support and help a person better their emotional wellbeing.
Somewhere House Somerset was conceived because it was recognised that there is a growing gap. Therapeutic services aren’t easily accessible or available to everyone because of cuts to funding and changes in the way services are rolled out to the public. With our knowledge and skills we want to be able to help people in the local community realise their potential and bring about changes in their lives. To help give a new perspective and offer choices to individuals. Being able to support individuals so they feel heard, cared for and acknowledged is key. Being able to deliver this to our local community in Sedgemoor, is a privilege.
The CEO of Somewhere House Somerset is a senior Counsellor accredited by the BACP and has over 25 years working in the addiction and mental health field, is a lead professional involved in the training of student counsellors and runs a very successful residential rehabilitation centre for drug and alcohol addiction.
The team is a group of like minded individuals who feel passionate about helping others, to give choices and to bring people together. Our counsellors are all qualified to a Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling and have regular training to keep their training up to date. Collectively, we bring a variety of skills, life experience and ideas.