Counselling is a talking therapy that has been shown to changes lives and enables individuals to improve their health and wellbeing.
This is face to face, one on one counselling for those who wish to overcome their current or past issues. It is a very personal journey and a huge positive step towards reaching your goal of happiness and contentment. It involves one to one conversation between the client and counsellor and is vitally important the relationship works for both parties to enable positive results.
It involves talking to a professional in a safe and secure environment about any current or past problems/issues or feeling you may be having. It helps people improve their lives by making positive changes to their own feelings, behaviours or problems by thinking differently and actively changing their patterns of behaviour.
Individual counselling involves the client talking through their issues and feelings face to face with a counselor in a session. It enables individuals to face and overcome their issues with continued help and personal development through talking.
Sessions are usually around 50mins and are prearrange for a set date and time. Counselling can be both long (years) and short (6-12 sessions) term depending on the issues the client has. They may involve talking about life events, family, emotions, health, relationships, your ways of thinking and patterns of behavior.
Your counsellor will listen, encourage and empathise but also challenge your thinking to help you see your issues more clearly or in a different way. It is not about receiving advise or opinions, but helping you to understand yourself better and find your own solutions to resolve or cope with your situation.
Habits (smoking, nail biting etc)
Long Term Illness
Physical or Mental Abuse
There are huge benefits to counselling and it is now offered as an alternative to medication for a range of issues within the NHS.
It enables self- awareness and understanding, which improves self-esteem, confidence and generally life becomes more enjoyable and rewarding.
Counselling is used to help manage and even over come a wide range of issues and health conditions such as Long term illnesses, Stress, Anxiety, Bereavement, Eating disorders, Phobias, Addiction, Anger, Relationship issues, Trauma, Abuse as well as much more.
Just by talking openly and feeling to someone who is there to listen can be an enormous help to those who are troubled and suffering. Many people who have counselling, come off medication completely and over come their issues by changing the way they think and act towards problems.
There a many different ways in which counsellors work with clients and various methods that can be used.
The approaches range from psychoanalysis to humanistic psychotherapy, which are based on personal growth and self-development and behavioural theories, which are generally used for specific phobias and anxieties.
Counsellors usually train in one method but may use different techniques where they feel if would be helpful to you or a particular issue.
Individual sessions start at £40 for 50 mins
A consultation is advised before booking a full session, consultations are free and last around 20 mins