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What is Counselling


Counselling is a process that can provide opportunities for individuals, couples and families to work towards living in a more satisfying and resourceful way.

Working through painful or difficult situations with a trained professional can increase our understanding of personal or relationship problems.

Counselling provides a safe and supportive environment in which to explore the feelings and emotions you have about your past and present life experiences. The counselling process is natural and not mysterious.

You and I will work together in a focussed manner to enable you to find solutions to your difficulties.

I will not analyse you or offer advice, but aim to help you develop your own strengths and means of coping with present and future life situations.

You are in control of what you talk about and part of my role is to work at a pace that suits you.

A good counsellor will not judge you, but can help you develop more effective ways of coping with those issues which may seem unmanageable at present and to move towards new goals.

Remember, going to see a counsellor:

  • is not a sign of weakness
  • does not mean you can't cope
  • does not mean you are "cracking up" or "going mad"