Counsellors provide a safe, supportive and confidential environment for people experiencing emotional difficulties, which enables them to articulate, identify and then work through their concerns.
A Counsellor uses techniques to assist people to reach their own resolutions or develop strategies to address and remedy their concerns. The counsellor’s work is not about giving advice or directing clients to take a particular course of action, but to empower them to find a better way of dealing with their situation.
Counselling sessions may focus on a specific problem like depression, anxiety or bereavement, or on a decision, crisis or conflict. It may involve work with current issues, an immediate crisis or more long term difficulties.
Most Counsellors work with clients on a specific issue for a designated period of time rather than a long duration, with a view to fostering the client’s well-being and supporting them through personal problems or life transitions.
A counsellor will address issues such as:
• Grief and loss
• Emotional difficulties
• Relationship issues