What is counselling?Counselling is an opportunity to talk, perhaps for the first time, about experiences, thoughts and feelings that may be causing you concern. It provides a confidential place where you are listened to, without being judged and your point of view is respected.
A counsellor will help you to try to understand and make sense of what you might be going through, and provide you with support so that you can work out what is important and decide upon any changes you wish to make.
Who is counselling for?People seek counselling for many reasons, such as:
depression • low self-esteem • anxiety • panic attacks • stress • bereavement or loss • anger management • relationship difficulties • emotional difficulties • trauma • coping with an illness • substance abuse
Some may be upset by what is happening in their lives now, or be troubled by events in the past. Others may feel anxious, confused or depressed for no obvious reason.
Sometimes people use counselling when considering a life-changing decision, (for example, a career change, or a relationship change) or for personal development to understand themselves better.
This is not an exhaustive list, as the reasons why people seek counselling can be so varied.
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