What is Counselling?

Once Upon a Timeā€¦

Only Emperors and Kings (or occasionally, their female counterparts) had access to counsellors.

Today many turn to their GP, if they have personal, work-related, marital or family problems and need someone to confide in. Failing that we might ask a certain friend or family member for support. When we simply need somebody to listen, we may even talk to a considerate looking stranger.

Yet although just having someone listen and understand can bring great relief, this will not always bring us the answers we want.

When the right moment in our life has arrived however, counselling can provide the sustaining and supportive relationship needed to explore our difficulties in more depth – so that we might better understand our situaton.

Even when there seems to be nowhere to turn, by providing a respectful and compassionate environment within which to share our concerns, a counsellor can provide a suitable space for greater insight into our circumstances.

Yet of course insight – understanding why things are the way they are – is not our only concern, we want a satisfying and meaningful life.

Through counselling we can explore the potential we all have for self-knowledge and so uncover our ability to transform our lives for the better – for ourselves.