Counselling is a talking therapy in a safe and confidential space for you to talk to a trained professional about your issues and concerns.
What counselling can help with;
- Mental health conditions, such as depression, anxiety or eating disorders.
- Any upsetting physical health conditions
- Managing harmful emotions and behaviours.
- Coping with traumatic experiences and events such as a bereavement, a relationship breakdown or work-related stress
- difficult emotions – for example, low self-esteem or anger
- other issues, such as sexual identity
What to expect;
At your appointment, you’ll be encouraged to talk about your feelings and emotions with a trained therapist, who’ll listen and support you without judging or criticising.
The therapist can help you gain a better understanding of your feelings and thought processes, and find your own solutions to problems. But they will not usually give advice or tell you what to do.
You may be offered a single session of counselling, a short course of sessions over a few weeks or months, or a longer course that lasts for several months or years.
It can take a number of sessions before you start to see progress, but you should gradually start to feel better with the help and support of your therapist.
To find our more about our trained and experienced counsellors visit our meet the team page by clicking here.