Counselling is a type of talking therapy that allows a person to talk about their problems and feelings in a confidential and dependable environment.
Sometimes the term “counselling” is used to refer to talking therapies in general, but counselling is also a type of therapy in its own right.
I am a qualified counsellor and trained to listen to you with empathy. I can help you deal with any negative thoughts and feelings you have.
What is counselling used for?
Talking therapies such as counselling can be used to help with many different mental health and emotional conditions.
How counselling can help?
Counselling aims to help you deal with and overcome issues that are causing emotional pain or making you feel uncomfortable. It can provide a safe and regular space for you to talk and explore difficult feelings. I, as a counsellor am there to support you and respect your views. I am not here to give you advice, but will help you find your own insights into and understanding of your problems.
Counselling can help you:
- cope with a bereavement or relationship breakdown
- cope with redundancy or work-related stress
- explore issues such as sexual identity
- deal with issues preventing you achieving your ambitions
- deal with feelings of depression or sadness, and have a more positive outlook on life
- deal with feelings of anxiety, helping you worry less about things
- understand yourself and your problems better
- feel more confident
- develop a better understanding of other people’s points of view
Counselling can often involve talking about difficult or painful feelings and, as you begin to face them, they may feel more uncomfortable. However, with the help and support of myself, you should gradually start to feel better.
In most cases, it takes a number of sessions before the counselling starts to make a difference, and a regular commitment is required to make the best use of the therapy.