Rotary club in Stowmarket help to decorate room for counselling practice

The paint brushes, rollers and ladders were out for a good cause as members of the Rotary Club of Stowmarket Gipping Valley decorated a room for the Phoenix Counselling Practice, in Stowmarket.

The room is to be used for Play Therapy, improving the environment they can offer for the counselling of young children.

The club used their existing connection with the Men’s Shed to organise and pay for the provision of shelving and reconstruction of a trolley carrying a sand tray and also the supply of a new window blind and light fitting.

The club felt that Phoenix offered both long and short term counselling and psychotherapy to the local community for the past 10 years and their aim is to provide the kind of counselling needed at an affordable price.

Their services include a wide range of counselling available not only to family members, but including employee counselling, helping people with disabilities.  More information is available on their website

The Rotary Club’s assistance was organised and supported by Rotarians Jeff Stern, Mike Matthews and Peter Andrews and Jeff said: “After the talk given by Alice Dobby of the Phoenix Counselling Service, members were extremely impressed by the valuable work they are doing for the community in the Stowmarket area and that they are a local charity that is deserving of our support.”

The Rotary Club meets every other Thursday evening at the Cedars Hotel, Stowmarket, and if you want a taster of what they are about whether you be young or old, male or female you would be very welcome.  Just contact Richard Tingey ( for more information.

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