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What is Counselling?

Counselling is a talking therapy and can be powerful in enabling you to come to your own conclusions and take your own decisions. Counsellors recognise that no two human beings are alike or have the same experiences, so the therapy they offer is led by the needs of each client. The aim of counselling is to help you speak about a difficulty and find a way forward that is absolutely appropriate to you as a unique individual.

How does Counselling work?

Counselling is a method which focuses heavily on non-judgmental listening. Your therapist will be led by you and you will decide which matters you explore during the sessions. They will use a range of techniques to assist you and will encourage you to uncover the root causes of your feelings, behaviours and thoughts. They will not give advice or try to direct your course of action based on their own experiences, instead they will recognise that you are an individual and will help you to find your own unique solutions. In this way you are empowered to bring about positive change in your own life.

The benefits of Counselling

  • It provides a supportive and entirely non-judgmental environment to talk about and explore difficult subjects.
  • It will enable you to come to your own conclusions about yourself, your feelings, behaviour and experiences.
  • It will enable you to make appropriate decisions yourself based on the insights you have gained.

Updated 03 January 2019