What is Counselling and how can it help?
Counselling is a talking therapy where the counsellor uses skills, such as active listening, to facilitate growth and personal development in their client, enabling, the exploration of thoughts and feelings. It is primarily facilitated through discussion but can also use creative mediums to support the exploration of feelings and emotions experiences by the client.
A Counsellor can provide you with a safe, supportive, non-judgemental confidential place where you can speak about anything which is troubling you or causing you concern. A counsellor can support you, by looking at the changes, you want to make in your life and explore how best you can make these changes.
We all experience time in our life where things become unmanageable and we feel like we can’t cope. This can cause stress and anxiety. It may be that you are struggling with a loss and don’t know where to turn. Talking about your concerns without fear of judgement can be a profoundly healing process.
Bereavement and loss
Anxiety and stress
Depression and low mood
Fertility issues and miscarriage
Post natal depression
Counselling can help you to recognise the resources you have within yourself to make changes and regain control of your life. It can bring about a sense of relief and help you understand yourself better.
What might you gain from counselling?
Counselling is a place where you can speak freely without fear of judgement, safe in the knowledge that what you say is kept confidential. It can help you to gain perspective over your life, allowing you to reflect and understand why you feel a certain way or react in a certain way. It can give you the opportunity to step back and look at your life in way you haven’t had the opportunity to do so before.
It is a place where you can feel valued.
Counselling can help you to explore patterns of behaviour and patterns of how you relate to other people. Allowing increased self-awareness, which can allow you to change and put you back in control of the decisions and choices you make in life. It can free you from destructive cycles of behaviour. Counselling can help you to build confidence in yourself to achieve the life you want to live. It can help you view things from a different perspective.
I have included below some useful resources which you may find helpful. Please feel free to download, print or save: