Feeling upset, low in mood, confused about which direction to take in a particular situation or life circumstance?
Speaking about your thoughts, feelings and behaviours can help you to better understand yourself, the situation you find yourself in and what best course of action to take so that you feel more in control, settled and confident about moving forward.
What is counselling?
Counselling is time set aside by you and the therapist to look at what has brought you to therapy. This might include talking about life events, (past and present), feelings, emotions, relationships, ways of thinking and patterns of behaviour. The therapist will do their best to help you to look at your issues, and to identify the right course of action for you, either to help you resolve your difficulties or help you find ways of coping.
How can counselling help?
Counselling aims to help you deal with and overcome issues that are causing emotional pain or making you feel uncomfortable.
It can provide a safe and regular space for you to talk and explore difficult feelings. The counsellor is there to support you and respect your views. They won’t usually give advice, but will help you find 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
- 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
Counselling can often involve talking about difficult or painful feelings and, as you begin to face them, you may feel worse in some ways. However, with the help and support of your therapist, you should gradually start to feel better.
In most cases, it takes a number of sessions before the counselling starts to make a difference, and a regular commitment is required to make the best use of the therapy.
Counselling is confidential, and your counsellor will not discuss anything about you outside of therapy without your explicit agreement, except in exceptional circumstances. Your counsellor will speak more about confidentiality during your initial consultation
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About our Counsellor
Denis has been working as a counsellor & psychotherapist for over 12 years, post qualifying. He became BACP accredited in 2007 and then completed his senior accreditation status in 2009. Denis completed a Post Graduate Diploma and Master’s Degree in Integrative psychotherapy in 2003 and since then has trained in EMDR, life coaching and hypnotherapy. Denis is passionate about supporting people’s personal development.