Counselling Therapy? What is counselling?

Counselling Therapy? What is counselling?
Posted: January 13, 2021

You may have heard of counselling or therapy. You might have a vague understanding of it from popular culture, or know someone who’s been to counselling – or maybe you’ve seen a counsellor before and would like to look at seeing a counsellor again.

We’re here to share the joy of counselling, for everyone. No matter your history, no matter what you’re feeling, we meet you where you’re at. Let’s talk about counselling.

So, what is counselling exactly?

Counselling is a form of talking therapy. It’s a safe and confidential space for you to talk (and, ultimately, grow!) with a trained professional about any issues or worries you’re facing. Your counsellor will help you to explore your thoughts and feelings – they don’t provide medication, and they’re not here to “give you an answer”. They’ll help you to find your own solutions to overcome or better manage the issues you’re facing.

Counselling takes on many forms depending on your needs. After your first session, a counsellor will likely discuss creating a plan with you to tackle whatever it is you are facing. Most counselling sessions are regular, with the same counsellor – which is why it is so important to find a counsellor and form of counselling that works best for you. Find out more here about how we match you to the right “fit” for you.

What will happen?

Regular counselling sessions are usually under an hour. You can book in to see your counsellor regularly, and agree on a suitable schedule with them.

You may see a counsellor on your own, in a group, as a couple or as a family. You might arrange for counselling in person at an office, clinic, or home, or you might talk to your counsellor on the phone.

Counsellors won’t give you a checklist to tick that will instantly make you feel better. Instead, they will help you to uncover insight into your own problems, arming you with tools to help you find your own solutions. You’ll get the best results if you’re honest with your counsellor and build a good relationship with them where you feel safe sharing your experiences.

What can counselling help with?

Counselling is for everyone. Let us repeat that.

Counselling. Is. For. Everyone.

Don’t ever feel like your problem is too big or too small or your feelings aren’t valid. Speaking to a professional can be an incredibly freeing opportunity – a chance to speak to someone with an objective viewpoint who can help to guide you to an understanding or solution.

Commonly, counselling can be an opportunity to address things such as grief and bereavement, bullying, addiction, illness, mental health, trauma, relationships, anxiety, stress, and so so much more. 

Is counselling right for me?

If you are looking to understand yourself, solve problems, cope with your mental health, speak to an unbiased professional – then the answer is yes.

Finding a counsellor shouldn’t be a daunting process. We’ve taken the stress out of finding a counsellor, with our 3 step system that helps to match you to a local counsellor suitable for your needs.
Ready to begin your counselling journey? Click here to start.