Counselling

Our counsellors are members of the BACP, and are fully registered. We offer many forms of counselling which can be found on the BACP Website.

What is Counselling?

The British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) defines Counselling in the following way:

“The overall aim of counselling is to provide an opportunity for the client to work towards living in a more satisfied and resourceful way. The term ‘counselling’ includes work with individuals, pairs or groups of people. The objectives of particular counselling relationships will vary according to the client’s needs. Counselling may be concerned with developmental issues, addressing and resolving specific problems, making decisions, coping with crisis, developing personal insight and knowledge, working through feelings of inner conflict or improving relationships with others. The counsellors role is to facilitate the client’s work in ways which respect the client’s values, personal resources and capacity for self determination”

Counselling and Psychotherapists offer a confidential setting in which to talk through problems and find new perspectives and solutions.

Problems that may be helped by counselling include bereavement, stress and trauma, coping with illness or injury, depression, emotional, physical or sexual abuse issues, and other losses e.g. divorce, difficulties at work, life crises, anxiety, and relationship difficulties.

The importance of Mental Health Awareness

In today’s fast-paced world, where stress and anxiety seem to be constant companions, the importance of mental health awareness cannot be overstated. Mental health is a crucial aspect of our overall well-being, yet it is often overlooked or stigmatized. It is time to change this narrative and prioritize mental health just as we do our physical health.

Understanding Mental Health – We are here to help

Mental health encompasses our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act. Just like physical health, mental health is vital for our ability to function and lead a fulfilling life. However, due to various factors such as societal stigma, lack of awareness, and inadequate resources, many individuals struggle in silence with mental health issues.

Breaking the Stigma

One of the biggest barriers to seeking help for mental health issues is the stigma surrounding it. People often feel ashamed or embarrassed to talk about their struggles, fearing judgment or discrimination. This stigma can prevent individuals from seeking the support they need, leading to worsening mental health conditions.

By raising awareness about mental health and challenging these stigmas, we can create a more supportive and understanding environment for those who are struggling. Encouraging open conversations about mental health can help break down barriers and empower individuals to seek help without fear of judgment.

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