What is Counselling?
Counselling is referred to as a talking therapy and has been around for a very long time. It gives people the opportunity to express feelings, explore difficulties or things they find distressing, with the counsellors role being to listen in order to understand, reflect, help you clarify the problem and enable you to see more choices or different ways of addressing the issue. Counselling can be good for people who would like space and time to verbalise their thoughts and feelings (to off-load) and where people feel that they would benefit by being listened to – however, this isn’t for everyone. The Counsellor does not offer any advice or solutions themselves that will enable the underlying issue to be sorted, rather they allow the individual to discover new options or perspectives as a result of talking the personal problem through.
Key benefits of Counselling and Talking Therapy
- See Your Thoughts from a Different Perspective
- Cathartic Experience
- Time Set Aside to Confront Feelings
- Couples Benefit from a Neutral Party
- Feel Less Alone With Your Problems
- Find it Easier to Cope in Everyday Life
- Share the Burden of Your Emotions
- Improve Your Physical Wellbeing
- Greater Degree of Self Awareness
What can Counselling help with?
Counselling can help you cope with feelings and situations. It can help with feelings of anger, fear, anxiety, shyness, and panic. It also can give you tools to help fight low self-esteem and depression. Therapy can help treat a variety of problems.
What’s the difference between Counselling and Therapy?
Although the terms counselling and therapy are often used interchangeably, there is a difference between psychotherapy and psychological counselling. Counselling is also usually more short-term, whilst Psychotherapy is more long-term and focuses on a broader range of issues.
Who can benefit from Psychological Therapies?
Anyone can benefit from counselling, sometimes it’s just good to talk to someone. Young people, middle-aged and the elderly have been known to gain value from talking therapy, it doesn’t matter what age you are. Whether you’re suffering from an eating disorder, bipolar disorder, having difficulties in your marriage, looking for relationship counselling or just need someone to speak to through a tough time, therapy works and it can work for you too.
Are you ready to make a change?
You are very welcome to get in touch, for any enquiries or questions you may have, or to schedule an appointment.