Counselling is a type of talking therapy that allows you to talk about your problems in a non-judgemental environment. Counsellors are trained to work with you on personal and emotional issues. Sometimes it is useful to speak to friends and family but counselling is an opportunity for you to speak with an impartial person and help to bring about effective change or enhance wellbeing.
Counselling is planned and contracted, and one or two sessions may be sufficient.
No issue is considered not important enough, if it is causing concern. It may be just a matter of talking through a difficult choice or dilemma, or it may be exploring something more distressing. Some common issues include self-esteem, anxiety, depression, low mood, motivation, family and relationships, identity, sexuality, loss, and the effects of abuse or other trauma.