What is counselling

“Counselling is a type of talking therapy that allows a person to talk about their problems and feelings in a confidential and dependable environment.” ¬†NHS

“Counselling and psychotherapy are umbrella terms that cover a range of talking therapies.”

Therapeutic Counselling or Psychotherapy is a unique confidential* relationship in which you can explore problems and issues which are impacting on your life.

People come for counselling for many reasons:

  • to work through childhood or historic issues or traumas
  • to explore current concerns or dilemmas
  • to gain insight into personal behaviour
  • to enable change

The process of counselling can be healing and transformative as you are encouraged to reflect. And should you choose, change patterns of thinking and behaviour.

Is Counselling For You?

Exploring life’s range of experience and feelings can help you to understand the psychological impacts and enable self acceptance and improve self esteem, confidence and relationships with others. Working with a professionally trained and experienced counsellor/ psychotherapist can help you to do this in a safe and confidential environment where you will not be judged.

Sometimes life can be challenging. We can feel trapped with nowhere to turn. Simple issues can seem impossible to deal with and we find making decisions difficult. At times like these it can be good to find someone to talk to who is outside our immediate network of family or friends. Someone who can help us to find a fresh perspective, or help us to find clarity; an opportunity to share aspects of ourselves or our life story that we haven’t been able to share with anyone else.


There may be some times when we need to share or request certain information about you with other professionals such people might include doctors, mental health professionals, social workers, police officers etc If other health professionals are helping you then it can be beneficial if they know an outline of the work we do together.