Counselling Explained

Counselling is a talking therapy which can help you with anything that affects the quality of your life including mental health concerns, emotional difficulties, or relationship problems. Counselling allows you the opportunity to discuss your problems in a safe, non-judgemental and confidential environment with a trained professional so you can explore your thoughts and feelings, resolve your difficulties and gain a better understanding of yourself and others. Deciding to seek counselling is a really positive step in making effective changes to your life and building a better future for yourself.

Counselling can help you with a wide range of issues including:

  • Addiction e.g alcoholism, gambling, drug
  • Bereavement and grief
  • Bullying
  • Illness and health concerns, e.g cancer
  • Infertility and pregnancy related concerns
  • Mental health conditions e.g depression, anxiety, eating disorders
  • Relationships and relationship breakdown
  • Trauma
  • Other e.g stress, work related stress, sexual identity
  • Difficult emotions
  • Childhood difficulties
  • Spirituality
  • Low self esteem
  • Anger

Counselling allows you the freedom to explore your thoughts, feelings and difficulties in a safe and confidential environment with an unbiased and trained professional. Counselling helps you to better understand yourself and your problems and equips you with the tools you need to make positive changes to your life and build a happier and healthier future for yourself.

Counsellors can use a wide range of approaches depending on their preference, the issue faced and the type of person you are. These include:

  • Art therapy
  • Behavioural therapy
  • Cognitive therapy
  • CBT (Cognitive behavioural therapy)
  • EMDR (Eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing)
  • Humanistic approach
  • Couples/relationship counselling
  • Family therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Play therapy