What is Counselling?

At the centre of counselling is the belief that, if given the right conditions, anyone is able to reach their full potential; a process called ‘self-actualisation’. Each session is led by you, allowing you to keep control, and meaning that you do not have to go to difficult places until you are ready to do so.

The key to good counselling is the therapeutic relationship; that is the trust that builds between you and your counsellor. To facilitate this, your counsellor will provide these three important requirements:

  • your counsellor accepts you exactly as you are
  • your counsellor is honest and open about how they experience you
    and your world
  • your counsellor sees your world from your perspective 

The non-judgemental, warm, kind, and welcoming space that the counsellor creates allows the you to feel held and supported so that, as trust builds, you feel able to disclose whatever is troubling you. Your counsellor will help you to explore your own feelings, core beliefs, and behaviours, so you can become more self-aware, find your own hidden resources, and build your self-confidence and resilience. You will gain the ability to develop healthy coping strategies, and start your journey to better physical, mental and emotional health.

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