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What is counselling ?

Counselling involves a relationship with someone you can rely on to be professional, consistent and non-judgemental. All that you share will be treated as confidential so you can feel safe to say anything you need to. Your counsellor will help you to think about your image of yourself and others, to support you in changing aspects of your life that may not be working for you.

Relationship Counselling

Living in a difficult relationship can bring on feelings of helplessness and frustration, as well as guilt or despair. It may be difficult to be completely open with friends and family who often have their own agendas and opinions. Talking to an impartial and professional listener often brings relief and may help you to find a way forward that works for you.

Coping with stress
You may wonder why you seem unable to cope with things you’ve always managed in the past. Or perhaps you recognise that one more burden may be the last straw. Burn-out and breakdown are not uncommon in our fast-paced world. Taking the time to talk to a trained counsellor may help you to avoid a crisis or to find a way of coping.

Loss and bereavement
Loss takes many forms - the death of a loved one, a miscarriage, loss of a job and status, a family or home following divorce, a country of origin and identity, youth, mobility, independence ... In fact, any change can be hard to deal with and it can be helpful to share your feelings with someone who understands and can work through them with you.


Do you find it difficult to do everyday things or struggle to eat and sleep? Depression can affect work and relationships and many sufferers feel isolated because they think others expect them to ‘snap out of it’. Counselling can help you to understand your feelings and to find ways of coping with life.

Low self esteem

Self-criticism or judgement from others can lead to indecision, fearfulness or an excessive desire to please others. It may feel difficult to even think about changing your life, but a counsellor will work at your pace to help you build a more positive image of yourself. This may provide the foundation for improved relationships and choices that work for you.