It’s our 20th Anniversary! Do come and join us on 10th September 2024 at 6.45 pm at our Open Evening at Salisbury Methodist Church.

We are extremely fortunate to have Caroline Cavanagh, Anxiety Specialist as our Guest Speaker.  Caroline helps people to understand anxiety and to use this knowledge to increase mental resilience and performance.

Caroline is a Professional Speaker, Published Author, National Award Winning Therapist, Clinical Hypnotherapist and Master NLP Practitioner.

Above all she’s a lady who loves to help people feel mentally stronger.

Anxiety is not a bad thing when you know how to give it leadership.  Caroline will show you how.

There will be a Q&A session after her talk, followed by light refreshments and Caroline’s books will be available to purchase.

We hope to be joined by a founder of the Listening Place, Rev Canon Anne Long, now in her nineties, to help celebrate 20 years of service to the local community.  

For further information: Jill Lakeman: 07718 796 533 or


It’s our 20th Anniversary!


Please come and celebrate with us at our

Open Evening

On Tuesday 10th September

At 6.45 for 7pm

At Salisbury Methodist Church,

St Edmunds Church Street, Salisbury SP1 1EF





Guest Speaker: Caroline Cavanagh, Anxiety Specialist

‘Most people fear anxiety.  But what if you didn’t? What if learning about anxiety could enhance your life and the lives of those around you?’


Q&A session followed by Light Refreshments

Free event – donations welcome!


For more information: and RSVP Jill Lakeman email: or 07718 796 533

A course to improve and practice

your skill at listening to other people


at Bemerton Methodist Church,

Roman Road, Salisbury SP2 9BHs


on Saturday, 21st September, 2024,

from 10am to 4pm.


Course fee: £20      Please bring your own lunch


If, after attending this day, you want to develop your listening skills, there will be three further Saturday courses:


19th October – Extended listening through mirroring

26th October – Experiences in listening

2nd November – Being a listener for the Listening Place


There is no fee for these courses

All will be held at Bemerton Methodist Church except the last course which will be held at Salisbury Methodist Church.


To book a place on the course:


telephone: 01722 325 294

or email:

The Listening Place Christmas Tree was displayed at the Christmas Tree Festival 2023 at St Thomas’s Church and afterwards in the foyer of Salisbury Methodist Church.  Apart from generating a great deal of interest and publicity for The Listening Place, the event itself was a resounding success again.  12,000 visitors from the local area, different parts of the country and visitors from as far away as America and Australia helped to raise a massive £20,000 for local charities. We felt privileged and proud to be part of this annual event and hope to do so again.  If you would like to help create new decorations for next year, the please contact to Sue Robbins, Manager of the Listening Place.


Some of the bespoke decorations, made by our Listeners this year:





Awareness Raising Market Stall


On Saturday 30th September Listeners from The Listening Place manned a market stall to raise awareness of their work.  It was hailed ‘a great success’ by Publicity Officer, Jill Lakeman.  She said “We had a brilliant day.  Members of the public visited the stall and we were able to explain our service.  Some expressed interest in training to become Listeners and some people came up to say ‘thank you’ for the help they had received from The Listening Place.  That was particularly heartwarming.”


Established nearly 20 years ago, The Listening Place provides a friendly and safe place where people can share whatever is on their mind with a Trained Listener.  Listeners don’t interrupt, advise or judge but, by listening, can often help to find a way forward.  The service is completely free and confidential.  No notes are taken or kept and only first names are used.


‘Now, more than ever, people need our Listening service’, commented Sue Robbins, Manager of The Listening Place. ‘We are probably unique in Salisbury, as we provide walk-in, face-to-face sessions, where people can talk through their problems, worries or concerns’