Every year, one in four of us will experience a mental health problem of some kind. Sometimes these issues are stand alone but they can very often be interlinked with the body in various ways. Whether it's your mental health affecting you physically, or pain and injury affecting your wellbeing, it's hard to know where to turn. No one should face this alone. Scientific studies have shown that counselling really can help.
Counselling is a type of talking therapy that allows you to talk about your problems and feelings in a confidential and dependable environment. This allows you to reflect on what is happening in your life and even your physical body and consider alternative ways of doing things.
Counsellors are trained to listen attentively to their clients. They offer the time, empathy and respect needed to express your feelings and perhaps understand yourself from a different perspective. The aim is not to give advice, but help you to understand yourself better, make your own choices, enable you to cope with challenges, and to make positive changes in your life where necessary.
What is counselling suitable for?
Every individual is unique and faces different challenges at different times in their lives. Some of the issues that people seek help for in counselling include:
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Post-traumatic Stress Disorder
Separation and divorce