What is counselling?

Counselling is a term that is used to cover a wide range of 'talking therapies' - simply someone who is trained to spend time talking with you about whatever the issues are that you want to discuss. 

Counselling is often used to cover different types of therapy: CBT, Psychodynamic, Jungian, Rogerian, Person Centred, Humanistic - there are dozens of different approaches that different people use that can be useful to different people. For some people, just a few sessions can make all the difference. For others, they may be in therapy for a number of years. 

How counselling can help

Counselling aims to help you deal with and overcome issues that are causing emotional pain or making you feel uncomfortable.

It can provide a safe and regular space for you to talk and explore difficult feelings. The counsellor is there to support you and respect your views. They won't usually give advice, but will help you find your own insights into and understanding of your problems.

Counselling can help you:

  • cope with a bereavement or relationship breakdown
  • cope with redundancy or work-related stress
  • explore issues such as sexual identity
  • deal with issues preventing you achieving your ambitions
  • deal with feelings of depression or sadness, and have a more positive outlook on life
  • deal with feelings of anxiety, helping you worry less about things 
  • understand yourself and your problems better
  • feel more confident
  • develop a better understanding of other people's points of view

Counselling can often involve talking about difficult or painful feelings and, as you begin to face them, you may feel worse in some ways. However, with the help and support of your therapist, you should gradually start to feel better.

In most cases, it takes a number of sessions before the counselling starts to make a difference, and a regular commitment is required to make the best use of the therapy.

Here at Mind BLMK, we offer counselling using people who use a variety of different approaches to best help people needing support. Taking an individual approach, we will work with you to find positive ways forward. 

To find out about why you should come to Mind BLMK for counselling, click HERE