What is Counselling?
Counselling allows you to discuss difficult feelings you are having in a safe and confidential environment. Most people come to counselling because they want to change something in their lives or they want to explore their thoughts and feelings in more depth. Counselling can help you understand yourself better and the way you think and behave which in turn helps you develop a clearer understanding of your problems.
Seeing a counsellor is different to talking to a friend or family member because it is focused only on you and your counsellor won’t get upset, angry or judgemental about what you bring to the sessions. It can be difficult to take that first step to contact a counsellor especially if you feel embarrassed, ashamed or angry about your issues. Most counsellors (Claire included!) decided to train in counselling because we’re fascinated by the way people’s minds work and we want to work with them to understand things a bit more clearly and improve their wellbeing.
Counsellors are not there to tell you what to do or give you advice, we will work with you to uncover where your issues may stem from where relevant and help you to reconcile your issues or find ways to cope.