why come for counselling?

You may just need someone to talk to. Something specific may have happened (a bereavement, the end of a relationship, the loss of a job) that is difficult to cope with, or you may want something to change but don’t know how to make it happen. Perhaps things just don’t feel right for no particular reason.

So how does talking to a counsellor help? Telling a counsellor your ‘story’ can help to lift the burdens that you may be carrying with you, and which you feel you can’t share with family or friends. But telling the story is only part of the process.

Counsellors are trained to listen, and to notice what is said and what isn’t said. By really paying attention to what you say and how you feel, and exploring those things with you, a counsellor can help you to understand and accept yourself. The confidence which arises from this process is the basis for coping with changes that have happened, to make changes, or to feel better about the way things are.