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New trustees sought for Frome’s longest running counselling service

WESSEX Counselling & Psychotherapy, Frome’s longest running counselling service, is seeking new trustees to support the next phase of its development.

Having outgrown its 30-year-long base at Fairfield House on King Street, the charity has recently moved across the street into new premises and is expanding its counselling and training services. A new head of clinical services, Andrea Berry, has recently been appointed to work alongside Penny Old, head of operations, whose role is supported by the five trustees presently serving at Wessex. 

Penny said, “Wessex has been enormously grateful for all the support that our trustees have offered us, and especially the care they’ve taken in assisting our move into our new base. However, having provided such great service over many years now, it’s time for some of them to pass the baton onto some new trustees.”  

Wessex is seeking people with an interest in the counselling world, who have a background in finance, business or management and could volunteer their time and expertise.  

As Chris Ellis, the current chair of trustees at Wessex, said, “The reward is the knowledge that in helping Wessex, trustees are enabling people to access the support that counselling can offer in current times, particularly against the backdrop of the rising cost of living, social isolation and stress brought on by the pandemic and the climate crisis.”  

If you know anyone who might be willing and able to gift their time, please contact Chris Ellis by email:; or by calling the Wessex office on 01373 453 355.

Picture: New head of clinical services, Andrea Berry, at Wessex Counselling & Psychotherapy.

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