About Counselling

How will counselling help me?

Counselling provides you with a safe and regular space to talk and explore your feelings and motions and an opportunity to reflect on your experiences. Our aim is to help you manage these feelings and find positive ways to overcome them. Sometimes it helps talking to someone who you have no connections with as this gives a different perspective in a non-judgemental environment. This enables you to work through and discuss your thoughts and feelings which you may not have been able to express to others or even yourself. Life can throw us many challenges and sometimes it is helpful to have someone provide impartial support to allow you to be more accepting of who you are and recognise the constraints and limitations in your life.

Counselling is not a quick fix and takes a number of sessions to make a difference. To ensure you get the best out of your sessions with your counsellor appointments are made on a regular basis usually weekly. Also if you are open and honest in your sessions then you will find they are of great benefit to you. The successful outcome of counselling usually depends on how honest and genuine you are with your counsellor. The more you are able to share the more effective your sessions will be. We appreciate that some issues are more difficult to overcome due to the intensity of them but counselling can help you deal with this by adjusting your attitude and relationship with the difficulties by changing perspectives and finding the courage to move on.

What are the benefits of counselling?

Counselling can help you have a deeper understanding of yourself and live a happier life. Benefits vary for everyone and can range from:

  • Improve your general wellbeing, positive growth and development.
  • Being listened to and understood in a non-judgemental, warm, welcoming environment.
  • Deal with issues that are preventing you from moving forward.
  • New ways to work though problems, leading to life transitions.
  • Work with negative feelings and have a more positive outlook on life.
  • Provide coping skills to help you stay balanced and calm.
  • Increase inner strength and peace from within.

Why choose counselling?

Counselling is about helping you overcome difficult or painful issues which are affecting you. People choose counselling for a variety of reasons. You may wish to consider counselling if:

  • Feeling low and down
  • Lack of motivation or low self esteem
  • Lack of support in life.
  • Depression, anxiety, stress, health or anger.
  • Bereavement, divorce or relationship problems.
  • Past issues affecting the present or childhood issues.
  • Substance misuse and alcohol misuse.
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Borderline personality disorder
  • Eating disorders
  • Obsessive compulsive disorder
  • Loss of purpose or meaning in life

Some people may need specialist support and if this is the case resources will be made available with your full consent.