Counselling is a kind of talking therapy which allows a person to discuss and talk about their problems and feelings in a safe, confidential and non-judgmental environment. It is a facilitative process where a trained therapist provides you the opportunity to talk about issues affecting your life and help you come to terms with your own thoughts and emotions.
Counselling help you make connections between past events and present behavior patterns. It helps you to understand who you are, become unstuck, realize your true potential and make important changes in life.
While counselling can be very effective for certain emotional and mental health problems it is not an easy decision to consider seeking counselling. There is still a stigma attached to the issue and as a result of this it may be a scary thought for someone with all sorts of associated fears and anxieties. You may worry how your colleagues, friends or family will react? Or will they be judgmental. It can equate to admitting that your own efforts to resolve your issues have failed.
People going to a see a counsellor for the first time may have different kinds of questions in their mind:
All our therapists are professionally trained, experienced and registered with their appropriate regulatory boards and may be covered under some extended health care benefits. The team include registered social workers, marriage counsellors, Christian counsellors, youth counsellors and play therapists.
We provide a safe, confidential and non-judgmental space for you to talk and explore difficult feelings. Our therapists are there to support you and respect your views. They will not usually give advice, but will help you in identifying your own insights into and understanding of your problems.
Counselling can help you
- cope with a bereavement or relationship breakdown
- cope with redundancy or work-related stress
- explore issues such as sexual identity
- deal with issues preventing you achieving your ambitions
- deal with feelings of depression or sadness, and have a more positive outlook on life
- deal with feelings of anxiety, helping you worry less about things
- understand yourself and your problems better
- feel more confident
- develop a better understanding of other people’s points of view