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What is Counselling?

Created:1 November, 2012 Updated:12 November, 2012

Counselling/psychotherapy is a “talking” therapy which is a means of providing help if you wish to improve the quality of your life, to enhance your relationships or to deal with specific problems.
Counselling is usually short-term for a specific problem, while psychotherapy takes longer and involves looking more deeply at past as well as present events.

The secure space provided by regular, ongoing and confidential sessions with a therapist in a non-judgmental and accepting atmosphere provide an opportunity to reflect on these problems and the feelings associated with
them.

Counselling/psychotherapy can lead to a process of change which opens up new, more positive possibilities for the future. Changes may include feeling more in control, managing emotions better, feeling more self confident and assertive and having a greater sense of freedom to act and to make choices.