What counselling is…
Counselling takes place when a counsellor sees a client in a private and confidential setting to
- explore a difficulty the client is having
- distress they may be experiencing
- dissatisfaction with life
- loss of direction and purpose.
It is always at the request of the client as no one can properly be “sent” for counselling. By listening attentively and patiently, the counsellor can begin to perceive the difficulties from the client`s point of view and can help them to 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 invove giving advice or directing a client to take a particular course of action. Counsellors do not judge or exploit their clients in any way.
Counselling approaches available
- Cognitive behavioural therapy
- Solution focussed therapy
- Person centred therapy
- Integrative therapy