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 Talk has power

Talking help us share what is on our minds with other people; Talking is a simple human act, yet the pressures of our daily lives cause so much misunderstanding. As we struggle to make sense of their situation they are frequently overwhelmed by the conflicting information that surrounds us. “Speaking with a counsellor helps us make sense, and get things into perspective”

What does a counsellor do?

A counsellor is a trained, objective professional who will help you see your situation with greater clarity. Counselling is a talking based therapy; the process involves talking about and working through your personal problems with an impartial, unbiased, well-informed professional.

The counsellor helps you to address your problems in a positive way by helping you to clarify the issues, explore options, develop strategies and increase self-awareness. For some people, just the process of telling their story to a counsellor, and being listened to, is helpful.

Counselling provides confidential support. This means that everything you discuss with the counsellor is private, between you and the counsellor. The exception is when a counsellor has a duty of care to report something that threatens your wellbeing or the wellbeing of others. This legal requirement will be explained to you in your first counselling session.

What can a counsellor help with?

Counsellors work across a range of emotional health issues and significant life events

Anyone who is struggling with a personal concern can seek counselling. No issue is too big or too small to ask for support. Common issues that people seek counselling for include:

  • anxiety,
  • stress
  • depression
  • relationships
  • work/career
  • self-esteem
  • anger
  • eating disorders
  • trauma
  • bereavement
  • phobias
  • addiction
  • OCD
  • sexual problems
  • self-development.

Talking therapy

It cannot be over-emphasised just how important it is to ensure that any counsellor you see is registered with a professional bodies, such as British Association of Psychotherapists (BACP):  Choosing a practitioner who is a BACP registered member gives you an assurance that they meet the standards of proficiency and ethical practice you would expect.

We communicate and learn from others through language, we make sense of our inner world and our experience by running a continuous dialogue with ourselves. It is by these conversations that we come to understand the world around us.

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