“When we are no longer able to change a situation – we are challenged to change ourselves”
Viktor E. Frankl
Counselling is a form of talking therapy that enables a person to speak about their personal problems and feelings in a safe, confidential and dependable environment.
The term “psychotherapy” is also used to refer to the process of counselling in many settings, and while the word ‘counselling’ generally refers to short-term consultations, the phrase ‘psychotherapy’ is typically used to refer to longer-term engagements.
The essence of counselling is that it is a relationship dedicated to you.
The counselling setting provides an opportunity to take a look at your life and consider what is best for you. Counsellors are qualified professionals who are skilled at dealing with emotional distress. They are trained to listen carefully and respectfully, and to facilitate conversations around matters that might include:
- Self-esteem, workplace difficulties, anxiety, panic attacks and depression
- Personal relationship issues and challenges including, parenting, marriage difficulties, separation or divorce
- Grief, Loss & Loneliness, and matters such as bereavement, job loss or financial difficulties
- Loss of meaning, self harm and suicidal thoughts