What is Counselling?

Counselling is a place where you are provided with a safe and supportive environment to share what is troubling you and are listened to in a way that helps you understand yourself better.
The aim of counselling is to help you find more effective and satisfying ways of living your life.
Counselling is not like talking to a friend. It is far more effective, not usually offering advice but instead giving you a fresh perspective, helping you find your own understanding of what you are dealing with, and teaching you coping strategies.
It’s often easier to talk to a professional than a friend or family member as your counsellor is not personally involved in your situation, can offer impartial empathy and compassion, and will not take what you say personally.

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