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What is Counselling?

You may have heard the term “talking therapies” in relation to counselling and psychotherapy. There are times in our lives when we all experience problems and difficulties. Very often we are able to deal with these problems on our own or with the help of friends and family. However, there may be times when we feel we haven’t been truly heard or understood. Or it may simply be that we are unable share our feelings with those closest to us. Counselling can provide an opportunity to explore a difficulty you may have in a safe and confidential setting.

Counselling is the process of exploring problems and inner conflicts in a person’s life. It is the professional approach of assisting and guiding the individual through their problems. The overall aim of counselling is to provide an opportunity for those seeking help to work towards living in a more satisfying and resourceful way.

By listening attentively and patiently the counsellor can begin to perceive the difficulties from your point of view and help you see things more clearly, possibly from a different perspective. Counselling is a way of enabling choice or change or of reducing confusion. It does not involve giving advice or directing you to take a particular course of action. One of the central beliefs in counselling is that you are the expert when it comes to your life.

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