MS-UK Counselling

Message from Amy Woolf regarding MS-UK counselling

Dear all,

I am saddened to share this message with you.

Following the conclusion of two major funds for our services, and in light of the current economic climate, we have taken the difficult decision to close our counselling service with effect from 31 March this year. We are hugely disappointed that we have not been able to secure funding to keep the service running, but are immensely proud that we have provided counselling to more than 950 people affected by multiple sclerosis (MS) since the service began in 2017.

We are currently focusing our attention on those people on our waiting list, ensuring we can either support them ourselves or signpost them to other suitable organisations. We are also very mindful of the impact on our staff, both those directly impacted and the wider team.

We have compiled a list of private counsellors who have undertaken our training in Counselling People with Multiple Sclerosis. Whilst we cannot endorse their services, we can confirm they have undertaken relevant training. Once we have finalised our discussions with those people on our waiting list, we will make this list available to the MS community through our MS-UK Helpline. We also remain committed to providing training on Counselling People with MS to even more counsellors across the UK.

Again, I would like to express my deepest regret that we are unable to continue this service.

Kind regards,

Amy Woolf, Chief Executive