We all experience personal challenges or issues in our lives. There are, however, times when issues may be too much for us to manage on our own, and seeking support and strategies from a professional such as a counsellor can be helpful. This is a secure and private discussion, the one you may not be able to have with family and friends.
Counselling is a process of talking about and working through your personal concerns. Helping you to address problems in a positive way by helping you to clarify the issues, explore options, develop strategies and increase self-awareness. For some people, just the process of telling their story, and being listened to, is helpful.
Counselling provides confidential support. This means that everything you discuss is private, between you and the counsellor. The exception is when a counsellor has a duty of care to report something that threatens your wellbeing or the wellbeing of others. This legal requirement will be explained to you in your first counselling session.