What is Counselling Therapy?

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The BACP definition of counselling/ psychotherapy states that “Counselling and psychotherapy are umbrella terms that cover a range of talking therapies. They are delivered by trained practitioners who work with people over a short or long term to help them bring about effective change and/or enhance their wellbeing.”

 

Counselling is a talking therapy that takes place in a confidential environment between yourself and your counsellor. It is a process that encourages individuals to confront issues and problems. A counsellor provides an environment where clients can explore their feelings openly, allowing you to voice worries and concerns that may be affecting your mental health. As a trained counselling therapist, I am skilled in helping you to process or discuss difficult subjects in a safe environment. It is important to set out boundaries in counselling. A signed contract is hence signed, as it is the foundation of the therapeutic relationship.

I offer face to face therapy as well an online therapy service, this too ensures a safe therapeutic environment is obtained.  

 

Therapists...

  • Offer a safe and confidential space to help explore emotionally-based problems

  •  Help you make sense of your world

  •  Help you to explore feelings and thoughts, in order to resolve emotional distress

  •  Help you towards a better understanding of self and others, which in turn may lead to an improved ability to relate to others. 

  • Keep confidences, within boundaries which they will explain to you

  • Take care of themselves by having a safe place for themselves to discuss issues (sometimes called supervision)

  • Set and maintain the boundaries of the relationship, and explain these to you early on.

  • Offer clinical interventions and activities that best support your mental health and support effective change.