Counselling is carried out in a confidential environment.
Here you speak freely and openly in a non judgmental environment.
As the client you have the opportunity to explore issues and
difficulties effecting you in your life. By working through them
you help come to an understanding or resolution in your own mind.
The counsellor is there to support and facilitate you in finding
your own answers to your problems and situations. The counsellor
is trained in helping you see things more clearly and to help
you place meanings to thoughts and feelings.
There are different types of counsellors. These differences
are the different techniques they use to help you explore your
issues. For this reason choosing a counsellor can be a very personal
thing and it may take time before you find one that you can open
up freely with. If you are not gertting anything form your sessions
with a counsellor or feel uncomfortable with them, find a different
Counselling is for everyone, including, children. It can be
carried out individually, as a couple, family and in groups.
There are many different types of Counselling and some specialise
in specific areas, such as, drugs, self harm, bereavement, sexual
problems, stress and anxiety. When seeking a counsellor you need
to consider your situation and choose them accordingly.
The professional organisation for counsellors in the UK is
the, 'British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)'
British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, Regent
Place, Rugby, Warwickshire, CV21 2PJ
Tel: 01788 550899
Fax: 01788 562189
or visit their web site, http://www.bacp.co.uk/