Counselling falls under the umbrella term ‘talking therapies’ and allows people to discuss their problems and any difficult feelings they encounter in a safe, confidential environment.
The term can mean different things to different people, but in general it is a process people seek when they want to change something in their lives or simply explore their thoughts and feelings in more depth.
A counsellor is not there to sit you down and tell you what to do - instead they will encourage you to talk about what's bothering you in order to uncover any root causes and identify your specific ways of thinking.
The counsellor may then look to create a plan of action to either help you reconcile your issues or help you to find ways of coping.
• Helps give a better understanding of the feelings & emotions associated with bereavement, anxiety, depression or sadness and helps create a more positive outlook to life.
• Creates a safe environment to express and to talk about difficult feelings and emotions associated with specific events in life. It can sometimes make things worse in some ways but with commitment, help & support from your councillor you will gradually start to feel better and looking forward to life again.
• Stabilise your map of the world (The world as you see it), life is a great quality and is there to be lived and loved.