What is counselling?

Counselling is a process where, by talking to a professional about how you’re feeling, you can work out, or try to change, the things that cause you distress. A good counsellor will work with you to find a solution to your problem. Even if that solution means accepting a particular situation cannot be changed, and helping you to cope with this.

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Do I need counselling?

Perhaps you have been thinking about having counselling for a while.  Some days you feel really low and feel like you need to speak to someone as soon as possible.  Then the next day you feel OK and the thought of ringing a counsellor goes away.  But the issues that made you feel low are still there and you inevitably feel worse again in a few days time. What stops you from biting the bullet and making an appointment?  Feeling apprehensive about seeing a counsellor for the first time is common.  Also it can be hard to accept you might need help.  Asking for help can make the problem seem more real: you can’t pretend it’s all OK so easily. Talking to someone neutral, outside of your immediate situation, can show you a different perspective and help you find a way forward. Talking with a trained counsellor who is skilled at listening can help you to process difficult thoughts and feelings.

I can now offer one to one counselling online - please call for further details.

 

 

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