Friday, 8 May 2015


This month, the St Paul's charity is Jakin. On its website, Jakin describes its work to potential clients as follows:
Jakin, Pregnancy Care and Counselling is a local charity (reg no. 1099342) run by Christians.  We opened in 2001 in The Kings Centre, Wigston and now also operate out of other community centres who have invited us in. 
  • Ø  We aim to offer a safe place to talk freely & confidentially, whatever your circumstances, race, age, sex, beliefs, culture, or background. Partners or family members are welcome. 
  • Ø  We want to provide a service that anyone can access and so we do not charge for our counselling, although donations are always welcome : (link)   
  • Ø   Trained counsellors or support workers will listen and offer emotional support - without judging or imposing their own views.
  • Ø   Information will be given on all the options and the support that is available for each - including the contact details of medical centres if a client, who has chosen termination of pregnancy, does not want to go to her own doctor for referral.
  • Ø  All our counsellors and support workers have been specifically trained in Pregnancy Choices and our long-term counsellors and support workers are specifically trained for Pregnancy Loss. The counsellors also hold diplomas in person-centred counselling.
  • Ø   All our counsellors are DBS checked and receive ongoing training and supervision to ensure good practice.
  • Ø   Our team work in accordance with the code of ethics of BACP (British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy) & ACC (Association of Christian Counsellors).
We wish Jakin God’s every blessing in this important work.

Jakin website