We offer Counselling for the following clientele.
- Adult Counselling (18 upwards)
- Youth Counselling (13 upwards)
Below is some information about what counselling is and does, according to the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).
British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) definition of counselling (http://www.bacp.co.uk/)
‘Counselling and psychotherapy are umbrella terms that cover a range of talking therapies. They are delivered by trained practitioners who work with people over a short or long term to help them bring about effective change or enhance their wellbeing.’
According to http://www.itsgoodtotalk.org.uk/what-is-therapy
What is therapy and counselling?
Therapy offers you a safe, confidential place to talk about your life and anything that may be confusing, painful or uncomfortable. It allows you to talk with someone who is trained to listen attentively and to help you improve things.
How will therapy make me feel?
Therapy is a very personal process. Sometimes it is necessary to talk about painful feelings or difficult decisions, so you may go through a period of feeling worse than when you started. However, therapy should enable you to feel better in the long-run.
If you do experience a period of feeling worse, talk to your therapist about it to ensure you get the best out of your therapy.
Will I feel better straight away?
Usually it will take a number of counselling sessions before therapy starts to make a difference. However on rare occasions, a single session may be enough.
Does it work for everybody?
Therapy doesn’t work for everybody. It is not a universal cure-all. Because you may be talking about very personal and often painful things, it can sometimes be difficult to keep going. Despite this, it is often worth the effort as you can be helped to work through problems.