What is counselling & psychotherapy?
Counselling offers the opportunity to explore issues in a safe, private setting with someone who has no other role in your life.
Many of us find that talking things over with a counsellor can offer a new perspective. Counselling is not the same as giving advice. Counselling is a joint process between you and the counsellor that requires your motivation and active participation.
Counsellors seek to help you to focus on and understand more clearly the issues that concern you. They respect your own values, choices and lifestyle and work together with you towards making choices or changes that are right for you.
There can be real benefit in talking to someone outside the situation who is impartial. It is surprising what you can discover about yourself when you share your thoughts out loud and for many people it brings considerable relief.
Counsellors are qualified, experienced practitioners who will listen carefully to the difficulties you are experiencing. Counsellors acknowledge your right to choose the focus of your counselling sessions.
The work you do together will be around helping you clarify your thoughts and feelings so you can arrive at your own decisions.
Counselling is not about giving advice or telling you what to do but is about providing you with the time and space you need to resolve your concerns.