WHAT IS COUNSELLING & PSYCHOTHERAPY?
Sometimes life can be difficult for us, it can be unmanageable and challenging. Counselling can be a great support or resource at times of crisis or difficulty in our lives. It involves meeting with a trained professional therapist in a safe, confidential setting allowing you to talk about and explore life’s challenges in a non-judgemental space. Counselling deals with more immediate or crisis issues e.g. relationship break-up, bereavement, anxiety, stress or work issues. Psychotherapy looks at deeper more long-term issues that may have their roots in our past, (e.g. abuse issues, trauma in childhood) which are affecting our present life. Often, addiction can be a way of coping with these life difficulties and deeper issues.
One of the main aims of counselling and psychotherapy is to help facilitate positive change in the clients life.