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BIRMINGHAM COUNSELLING SERVICES is committed to equality diversity and inclusion. We have a large number of counsellors from diverse backgrounds. Please see Our Counsellors Page to read about the different counsellors. If you wish to work with a particular counsellor please contact us and we can discuss with you their availability. Many of our counsellors also speak different languages, to see a list please take a look at our languages page.
Please see below a statement on our commitment to Equality, Diversity & Inclusion.
BIRMINGHAM COUNSELLING SERVICES has adopted equality, diversity and inclusion as core values and places all its policy development in the context of the objectives of:
BIRMINGHAM COUNSELLING SERVICES seeks through all its policies and actions to be a genuinely inclusive organisation. The objective is to integrate the principles of equal treatment and promotion of diversity into all aspects of BIRMINGHAM COUNSELLING SERVICES’s day-to-day life.
Defining equality, diversity and inclusion
Equal treatment involves much more than simply treating everyone alike; it requires a recognition that some groups and individuals have particular and specific needs that need to be met if they are to enjoy equal access to the services offered by BIRMINGHAM COUNSELLING SERVICES. We recognise that BIRMINGHAM COUNSELLING SERVICES may need to provide its services in a range of different or more flexible ways, in order to ensure genuine equality of access or opportunity for groups and individuals who approach those services from a position of persistent and longstanding disadvantage.
Valuing diversity involves an acknowledgement of the benefits and intrinsic worth derived from the range of difference within our community, and fostering it as a strength. We aim to celebrate and to value the differences between individuals’ cultural, social and intellectual contribution to BIRMINGHAM COUNSELLING SERVICES and will seek to promote greater mutual understanding between groups and individuals who reflect these differences, and will seek to utilise the talents and experiences that each and every individual can bring to the institution.
Inclusion involves BIRMINGHAM COUNSELLING SERVICES and its staff in designing and operating flexible services, practices and procedures that take appropriate account of the needs of clients, staff, visitors and others.
BIRMINGHAM COUNSELLING SERVICES endorses wholeheartedly the principles of the Equality Act 2010 and is committed to the positive promotion of equality, diversity and inclusion amongst all members of BIRMINGHAM COUNSELLING SERVICES community. To achieve this BIRMINGHAM COUNSELLING SERVICES will:
BIRMINGHAM COUNSELLING SERVICES will give protection against unfair discrimination on the grounds of:
BIRMINGHAM COUNSELLING SERVICES recognises that equality issues are complex, and that it has responsibilities to others, including, but not limited to, people with caring responsibilities.
BIRMINGHAM COUNSELLING SERVICES is a small and functionally diverse organisation operating in a local and national context. We expect all staff, volunteers, visitors, partners and contractors to behave in accordance with this policy and to have regard for BIRMINGHAM COUNSELLING SERVICES’s values.
Roles and Responsibilities
BIRMINGHAM COUNSELLING SERVICES will:
Physical Access to BIRMINGHAM COUNSELLING SERVICES
All those accessing services through BIRMINGHAM COUNSELLING SERVICES have a right to equality of access to services, regardless of their background or situation, and for special needs to be taken into consideration.
Access to Counselling
The following principles will underlie the provision of our counselling service:
Access to Training Courses & Customers of BIRMINGHAM COUNSELLING SERVICES