What is Counselling?
is an opportunity to talk face to face, perhaps for the first time
about experiences, thoughts or feelings that may be troubling you.
You will be listened to and accepted without being judged, advised or talked at.
counsellor will work with you in privacy and confidence to explore your
concerns and distress and help you make sense of what you are going
through. You will be given the time and space to reflect on what you
feel and to work out what is important to you. You may also want to use
some time to decide upon any changes that you might wish to make.
will be able to work at your own pace with the support of your
counsellor and will only be expected to talk about those things that you
feel ready and able to bring to your sessions. You will be in control
of the process and nothing will be forced.
For some people change will be relatively quick and may only take a few weeks, while for others it may be a longer process.
will help you make decisions but your counsellor will not tell you what
to do. If this is what you want you need to look for some other type of
help such as information and advice agencies or telephone help lines.