What is Counselling?
Counselling is a confidential talking therapy that allows a person to talk about their concerns in a confidential safe environment. Counselling aims to help people overcome fears or issues that may be causing distress, with a non-judgemental professional approach. Talking through problems can allow time and space to process situations/relationships improving how these are handled or reacted to. A contained healthy space to work through such issuses can really help to make sense of your thoughts and feelings.
This can often involve talking about difficult or painful feelings and experiences, in order to face up to problems you may be encountering.
Counselling can mean different things to different people and is a very individual process, however, in general it is a process people embark on when they want to change something in their lives or explore their thoughts/feelings in more depth.
Counselling is a non directive therapy, therefore, a counsellor will never tell you what to do, instead they encourage you to talk, listen without judgement and help explore and uncover any root causes to identity specific thinking or behavioural pattern. For further information on Counselling and what to expect please visit: www.bacp.co.uk
Do you provide telephone therapy
Both telephone and online are options for those who cannot attend face to face therapy, please get in touch should you wish to avail.
Is Counselling confidential?
Counselling is a confidential service, unless I have cause to believe that you are at serious risk of physical, mental or emotional harm to yourself or others, strict confidentially will be adhered to. We will discuss and contract confidentially on our first session.
“When a person realizes he has been deeply heard, his eyes moisten. I think in some real sense he is weeping for joy. It is as though he were saying, "Thank God, somebody heard me. Someone knows what it's like to be me”
― Carl R. Rogers