Sometimes people who are affected by HIV need the opportunity to talk through their problems and concerns.
Our Counselling and Psychotherapy Service provides free and confidential one-to-one support around a wide range of difficulties and issues such as:
Recent diagnosis of HIV
Disclosing HIV status
Relationship or sexual problems
Substance misuse or dependency
As well as offering counselling service for clients (i.e. those living in, or accessing treatment in, East London who are affected by HIV) by helping to cope with issues such as stigma, relationships, anxiety, depression, self-esteem, we also provide specialist counselling support:
Recently Diagnosed Course: Positive East’s Recently Diagnosed Course is a 4 week workshop, starting on a Saturday (9.30am to 4.00pm, lunch will be provided) and then continues on Wednesday evenings (18:00 to 21.00pm) for 3 sessions.
The course provides you with the opportunity to begin dealing with your diagnosis and to learn more about living with HIV, along with others in a similar situation. A wide range of information is provided in a safe and supportive setting, and we hope that this, along with the chance to share your experiences with others, will help you to explore your feelings about being positive and to take a look at the issues faced by positive people.
Re:Assure: Support for migrant women living with HIV:
The Re:Assure Women’s Project provides specialist support through a clinical psychologist to women living with HIV who are asylum seekers or refugees and who have experienced violence or trauma in their country of origin. It includes:
Group activities and events
The Re:Assure programme is co-funded by Comic Relief and The City Bridge Trust.
No appointments are necessary and you get your results in minutes.
Positive East is a registered charity in England and Wales (No. 1001582) and a registered company limited by guarantee (No. 02546750). Registered office: 159 Mile End Road, London E1 4AQ. VAT registration number: 209238905