El Alfarero Counselling Centre
El Alfarero provides free counselling services to university students and young people in crisis, and at a small cost to the wider public in Santa Cruz.
Through our counselling centre, individuals in difficult situations can receive can receive support and advice when they most need it.
About counselling at El Alfarero
What is counselling?
Counselling allows you to talk about problems and difficult feelings in a confidential and safe space. We'll talk with you individually in private, and we will listen to you and ask questions rather than tell you what to do.
What topics are commonly covered?
We're used to talking about challenging topics like depression, suicidal thoughts, abuse, addictions and relationship breakdown. We want you to know that you are not alone in your situation, no matter how difficult it seems.
Who can sign up for counselling?
Counselling is free for students in Santa Cruz. It is also open to the general public, who pay a small fee for each hour to support our ministry financially.
How can I become a counsellor?
We are constantly training volunteer counsellors so that young people in crisis can receive qualified and capable help. Get in touch using the form below to talk about next steps for getting trained.