What is Counselling?

If you are experiencing problems or distress counselling can help.

Counselling can provide you the opportunity to explore and talk about your experiences, feelings and difficulties with someone who is qualified and trained to work with you and will accept you for who you are. It provides valuable ‘me time’ to be heard in a safe, comfortable and confidential setting without judgement or offers of advice.

Counselling is aimed at helping you understand your ‘story’ and, ultimately, yourself. We will work towards resolution and develop strategies to help cope better in the future, therefore, allowing you to move forward, reach your potential and live a happier and more fulfilled life.

What can counselling help with?

People seek counselling for many reasons, some of these can be:

  • Feeling depressed
  • Suffering with an anxiety disorder
  • Difficulty making decisions
  • Conflict within relationships: eg. marital, family, colleagues
  • Caring for a loved one diagnosed with dementia
  • Issues communicating effectively
  • Divorce/separation
  • Struggling with a health diagnosis, eg. cancer, HIV, diabetes
  • Physical or sexual abuse
  • Infertility
  • Adoption issues
  • Low self-esteem and confidence
  • Loss of purpose and/or meaning in life
  • Miscarriage or stillbirth
  • Attachment issues
  • Work related stress
  • Bereavement and loss
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorders
  • Guilt and/or shame
  • Sexual health, including HIV/AIDS
  • Post Traumatic Stress
  • Feeling ‘stuck
  • Sexuality or Identity Issues