Mission and Vision

“Our mission is to empower children, young people and adults in overcoming mental health difficulties and trauma. Through facilitating self-belief, acceptance, understanding and the courage to ‘be,’ our aim is for people to enjoy what life has to offer in terms of positive experiences, new learning, healthy relationships and the ability to reach their full potential.”

Our Mission

Courage2Be, founded by Janine Hodge in 2019 has been established to support people experiencing mental health difficulties.

Trauma and struggles associated with abuse, violence, violation, bullying, poor parenting, neglect, abandonment, bereavement, loss, disability, identity, difference, health, finances, cultural norms and diagnosed disorders can cause an endless array of symptoms that can leave a person completely stuck, disconnected, depressed, anxious, addicted, self-harming and in some cases suicidal; unable to move forward, enjoy life or reach their full potential.

Therefore, Courage2Be  aims to support children, teens and adults with mental health difficulties like these through the use of counselling services, both on-site and in schools, online blogs, articles and literature and psycho-education where appropriate. Our mission is to be able to create an environment in which all people have equal and ease of access to our services.

Being a part of the journey and helping to empower people in finding their truth and answers towards positive change is what motivates us.

Our Values

All team members are registered with the BACP and work closely with their ethical framework for the counselling professions 2018 to ensure that ethical responsibility and values are upheld.


In alignment with the BACP Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions 2018, Courage2Be values clients and team members by being committed to:-


  • Respecting human rights and dignity and the autonomy to be self-governing.

  • Being trustworthy.

  • Honesty.

  • Congruence and transparency.

  • Beneficence: a commitment to promoting wellbeing.

  • Non-maleficence: a commitment to avoiding harm.

  • Justice: fair and impartial treatment and the provision of adequate services.

  • Self-respect: fostering self-knowledge, integrity and care for self.

Courage2Be upholds these values to ensure that as a company and as a service we can:-


  • alleviate symptoms of personal distress and suffering.

  • enhance people’s well-being and capabilities.

  • improve the quality of relationships between people

  • increase personal resilience and effectiveness.

  • facilitate a sense of self that is meaningful to the person(s) concerned within their personal and cultural context.

  • appreciate the variety of human experience and culture.

  • protect the safety of clients and team members.

Our Vision Statement is currently under review

Contact Us

If you would prefer to contact us by phone, then please call Janine on 07887353151 or alternatively, please complete the Courage2Be Counselling Contact Form below.


Courage2Be Counselling Contact Form