What Is Counselling?
A counsellor is someone who is trained and experienced in understanding people, relationships and the issues that affect us. By helping you reflect on your life, how you think, feel and behave, and offering insight from their professional viewpoint, you can gain a deeper understanding of yourself and your specific issues.
It is through this understanding, often called self-awareness, that you can see more clearly what you want or need to do, or find a new way to look at things and perhaps feel differently.
Some important aspects of the counselling relationship and environment that makes it easier to reflect in an honest way are that it is confidential and the counsellor is not there to judge you. A counsellor will give very little or no advice.
What Can Counselling Help With?
Counselling can help with many issues such as those listed on this page. Perhaps you are going through a difficult time because of a particular event such as a bereavement or relationship breakdown. It could be that you have difficult or painful feelings related to past or present experiences that you want to find a way to deal with.
Perhaps you have low self-esteem, anxiety or depression or feelings such as sadness that are overwhelming. These feelings may be related to something specific such as an illness or have no particular cause. You might be aware that you are not content and not sure why.
It could be that you are simply looking for greater self-awareness or a way to make more of yourself or your life.
- Relationship Issues
- Personality Disorder
- Post Traumatic Stress
- Self Esteem Issues
- Eating Disorders
- Self Harm