20 September, 2011

Counselling helps us to identify and resolve difficult feelings and negative ways of coping.

It offers a safe, confidential space to tell our story, providing the opportunity to explore the roots of any issues we have. It encourages greater self awareness and clarity of purpose which can help us change entrenched beliefs or behaviours that may be undermining our health, self esteem and ability to develop and sustain meaningful relationships.

What conditions is it used for?

Anyone can benefit from counselling. We all go through difficult, confusing times when it can often be hard to talk to those closest to us. Counselling can help with relationship difficulties, low self esteem, illness, bereavement and loss. It is also a useful aid at times of change such as the menopause, retirement or pregnancy, birth and parenthood.

What to expect

Sessions usually last 50-60 minutes. Your counsellor will listen to you attentively and objectively without judging or criticism. They will tailor the sessions to suit your individual needs and work at a pace that suits you. Confidentiality will be observed by your counsellor at all times.