What is Counselling?
Counselling is an arrangement by which a counsellor meets with you, in privacy and confidence, to explore distress that you may be experiencing. This may be a particular difficulty; general dissatisfaction with life; or loss of a sense of direction or purpose. As you and the counsellor start to meet on a regular basis, a therapeutic relationship develops giving you an opportunity to be listened to objectively and genuinely heard.
Through this process you can increase self awareness. Past experience can be a factor in influencing current behaviour and as you explore issues with your counsellor, patterns of feelings, thoughts and behaviours can be considered. Counselling helps you make decisions but the counsellor will not tell you what to do.
What are the Benefits?
Counselling can give you the support you need during difficult times by providing someone to talk to outside your immediate circle of friends, family and colleagues. You will neither be judged nor have ideas or opinions imposed upon you. The aim of the counselling session is to provide a safe space for self expression and an opportunity for you to feel comfortable in yourself.
Counselling is known to be effective and aid in the resolution of a large range of issues including, but not limited to:
Benefits from counselling may include: