What is counselling?
Counselling also known as psychotherapy is a form of talking therapy to help you through problems in Mental/Physical health such as depression, anxiety, bereavement, OCD, or Marriage problems. A substantial list can be found on NHS website www.nhs.co.uk
Counselling offers a confidential space at a regular time and day of the week in which you can talk to a counsellor about your concerns. Counselling offers you understanding and, a feeling of being listened to, valued and accepted in a non-judgemental way.
Counselling is an opportunity for people to explore different ways of looking at their lives and to move towards effective ways of coping. There are many different definitions of counselling but basically it is two or more people working together over a period of time where one (the counsellor) encourages and supports the other (the client or couples) through their difficulties.
The overall aim of counselling is to help clients work towards living in a more satisfying and resourceful way. Counselling may be concerned with addressing and resolving specific problems; making decisions for yourself; coping with crisis; developing personal insights and knowledge; working through feelings of inner conflict or improving relationships with others.
A trained, qualified professional counsellor will not only listen to whatever you wish to talk about but will respectfully challenge your perceptions or position when necessary, will offer you new insights by becoming aware of your past experiences that may influence your present life. Will allow you to make informed decisions and choices on key facts that you provided during the sessions.