Counselling is a talking therapy that helps people explore and think about things that may be worrying them. It provides a safe, trusting and confidential relationship, which can help improve your emotional wellbeing. It provides you with the opportunity to talk to someone who listens and supports without judging you or advising you what to do. It is often easier to talk to someone who is not a friend or family member about how you are feeling or what might be troubling you.
Counselling can help you to focus on feelings, behaviour or experiences by exploring difficulties, which may include difficult and stressful emotions. In exploring these feelings and emotions during counselling sessions, it can help you gain increased self- awareness, facilitating positive change and supporting you to live life in a more fulfilling way.
Counselling sessions are usually weekly and last for 50 minutes. They are regularly reviewed with you to ensure you are satisfied with the way things are going. An initial 30 minutes session is available if required to determine if counselling feels right for you.
Counselling can help with issues such as:
- Low mood
- Unhelpful behaviours
- Low self esteem,
- Grief and bereavement
- Self harm
- Low self-confidence
- Chronic illness
- Major life events