C.H.O.I.C.E.S. cic - Community Help Offering Individuals Counselling & Equine Services

We offer one-to-one counselling, group work, family work, on-site training, and the unique field of Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP) & Learning (EAL) in the Staffordshire area.

Our office is open and by appointment only. We ask that clients arrive at their appointment times as there will not be a waiting area available. 

We ask that you bring any drinks you may need and if you would like our counsellor to wear a mask then please let them know. Any questions - please ask your counsellor.

From the CHOICES team. 

Mental Health and Wellbeing

This is an excellent video on YouTube by the Think For The Future initiative.

In these difficult times we may need some additional support. Here are some organisations that you can access safely and remotely for support:

CHOICES are a team of qualified, experienced counsellors offering a professional and confidential service available to children, young people and adults. The counsellors are members of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and abide by their code of ethics, standards and disciplinary procedures.  

Our counsellors have experience with all ages, working within Mainstream, Emotional Behavioural Difficulty (EBD) Schools, Pupil Referral Units and Social Service Establishments.

CHOICES constantly look to secure funding which may enable clients the opportunity to benefit from counselling free of charge, subject to the referral criteria. We are not part of the NHS; we are a Community Interest Company and rely on this funding to operate. 

The service is currently available within the Tamworth area of Staffordshire.

CHOICES cic Founders Getting Axed Off!

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Bingo Night News

Our bingo night on 22nd September was a great success with almost 100 people enjoying the evening. We raised a total of £1358.00! Thanks also to the donations from the following:

Funding Award

20-Apr-2020: We at CHOICES are delighted to announce that we have been awarded a grant by the National Lottery Communities Fund for our work we call "The Right Choice" - awarded for five years to support Tamworth people who are experiencing difficulties with their mental health. Specifically this helps us deliver more one-to-one counselling sessions for residents of Tamworth as well as equine assisted groupwork with horses at our nearby facility in Weeford. See also our Funding Page

CHOICES in The Tamworth Herald

30-Apr-2020: Our £160,000 National Lottery Communities Fund award was covered in the Tamworth Herald. Read more and check out the article.

Funding Award

5-May-2020: Thanks to The Community Foundation for Staffordshire for supporting us with funding from the #NETCoronaVirusAppeal for our project Helping the Healers. This will enable us to deliver one to one counselling sessions by telephone, Zoom and FaceTime and to offer virtual Equine Assisted Therapy sessions which will support key workers and members of their families during the #coronavirus outbreak.

Helping the Healers News

CHOICES is a community interest company (cic) funded by:

Tamworth Borough Council

View Funding Certificate

European Social Fund

Can horses help humans beat anxiety?

Angela experiences Equine Assisted Psychotherapy for the first time. She wants to overcome her anxiety. 

Here's a local BBC story about EAP in action

Crowdfunding opportunity 

"From the horses mouth". Please have a look at what's on offer. 

EAP in the Press

 Equine Assisted Psychotherapy in the Guardian

The Stone and Eccelshall Gazette covered a visit to CHOICES from The Big Walk.