What is Counselling
A counselling session is time set aside by you and your counsellor which provides a safe and private space where you will not be disturbed and cannot be overheard or interrupted.
During the counselling session you and the counsellor will consider the issues that brought you to counselling and which may include talking about life events (past and present), feelings, emotions, relationships, ways of thinking and patterns of behaviour.
The counsellor will help you identify the right course of action, either to help you resolve your difficulties or find ways of coping.
Many people continue to encounter the same problems time and time again throughout their life because they don’t tackle them form the the roots”
What Counselling Is Not
Counselling is not advice giving or persuasion prejudiced to the counsellor’s point of view, although counsellors may offer information.
Nor is it just a friendly chat discussing the week’s events as you would with a friend. The counsellor is an impartial professional who is able to listen to you, non-judgementally, and to work with your emotions without becoming emotional themselves.
The counsellor helps you develop a greater understanding of yourself and others and to find your own solutions.