Our MissionTo empower people from BAME communities to express and meet their mental health and emotional wellbeing needs

Counselling All Nations Services (CANS), is a registered charity set up to respond and provide culturally sensitive counselling (in English or a common minority ethnic language) to adult people living and working in Northern Ireland whose first language is not English.

Our Long Term VisionOur vision for the future is one where Individuals, families and communities live together in justice, harmony and welcome, meeting needs appropriately, with nobody left out.

Our ValuesWe are committed to ensuring that all the work of CANS is underpinned by the following values:

  • Diversity

    Appreciating the variety of human experience and culture and the importance of welcome, cultural sensitivity and language appropriateness in the provision of services to members of the BAME community; and the value of promoting social inclusion.

  • Justice

    The fair and impartial treatment of all clients; respecting human rights, equality and dignity; and promoting the provision of effective and equitable services.

  • Integrity

    Being trustworthy and honouring the trust placed in us; doing what we say we will do; communicating counsellor’s qualifications, experience and working methods accurately; and working ethically and with careful consideration of the law.

  • Partnership

    Recognising that often much more can be achieved by working in partnership with others than working alone.

  • Put clients first

    Making the wellbeing, capabilities, resilience and safety of clients our primary concern; showing each of them respect and valuing them as a unique person; protecting their confidentiality and privacy; and respecting their right to be self-governing and make their own decisions and choices.

  • Professionalism

    Working to professional standards by: working within our competence; keeping our skills and knowledge up to date; collaborating with colleagues to maintain and improve the quality of what is being offered to clients; maintaining professional boundaries; and keeping accurate and appropriate records. We will also foster the self-resect, self-knowledge, self-care, wellbeing, resilience and integrity of our counsellors. Honesty Demonstrating courage, honesty and accountability by communicating clearly what clients have a right to expect

The TeamMeet our amazing team.



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Our GoalWhat is  counselling?

It is a process of talking to a culturally sensitive or common minority ethnic language professional counsellor in a confidential space about your problems, thoughts, and feelings in order to find ways to deal with any issues causing you problems or difficulties and to have an improved quality of life.


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