The Listening Centre

Phone: 01543 300068

What is Counselling?

A certain air of mystery surrounds therapeutic sessions like counselling. Many people believe this form of one-to-one therapy will leave them feeling exposed and uncomfortable; whilst others assume confidentiality will not be strictly maintained. There are however, strict guidelines that a counsellor must adhere to at all times.

Counselling is a contractual arrangement between a qualified counsellor and a client who meet in privacy and confidence, to explore distress the client may be experiencing. This may be a difficulty; dissatisfaction with life; or loss of a sense of direction or purpose.

Counselling is an umbrella term for talking therapies in which you are provided with a safe and supportive environment to explore problems you are experiencing. You may come to counselling to help with a specific problem, to help resolve conflicts in your life or simply to gain greater confidence. Counselling can also help overcome the feelings of embarrassment and fear of upsetting those you love that can sometimes make it difficult to talk to friends and family. Talking to an independent, trained professional can help you look at problems from a different perspective and equip you with the necessary strategies to work through problems.

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