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How does counselling work?

Counselling gives you the opportunity to talk about your thoughts and feelings and in doing so helps you to find solutions or acceptance to the problems you are facing.


Having someone with whom you can talk to freely, who is not personally involved and will not judge or give opinions can be very helpful.  As you work with a trained therapist you will begin to look at your life in ways you may not have considered before. You will gain a greater sense of self awareness.


Exploring the assumptions you have about yourself, others and life may reveal how these thoughts are holding you back.  During therapy you can focus on the present but may also explore your past to understand how you came to be who you are today.


Counselling offers you a space to set goals, identify barriers and find new coping strategies that will help move your life forward.


Confidentiality is a vital part of the counselling agreement between therapist and client. Everything that is said in the counselling room is kept confidential. The only exception to this would be if the therapist considered that you may be at serious risk of harming yourself or someone else.
Likewise the information that a therapist holds about you is carefully guarded and it is now a legal requirement that therapists are transparent about the way they hold any data about you, such as your phone number, email address and any notes that they hold about your sessions.
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