What is counselling?
Most people who are experiencing a problem find it useful to talk to someone about it. Often there are friends and supportive family members to turn to in difficult times. However seeking out a counsellor to talk through situations and dilemmas is often preferable because, not only are they trained and expert at helping others resolve their issues, they are also neutral, non-judgemental and unbiased.
Counselling is a safe and confidential space in which to be heard. Through discussion and dialogue light is thrown on difficult areas of one’s life, and resolutions and ways through the difficulties are weighed up. The problems that any single person might bring to counselling are varied and manifold. For example Anxiety, Depression, Relationship problems, Addictions are some of the main ones, but are by no means exhaustive.
What happens during a session?
Generally speaking Counselling sessions last for 50 minutes. An initial meeting will enable you and the Counsellor to decide together whether to limit the sessions to a specific number, or whether to leave things ‘open ended’ which means the counselling will continue until you feel better (of course open ended counselling does not imply you cannot stop the meetings at any time. If you feel you want to stop, just inform your Counsellor and they will bring the work to a close).
Who can be a counsellor?
Counsellors should have all received specialist professional training. They will be accredited by bodies such as UKCP and/or BACP - so look out for these qualifications after their names to assure the highest standards of ethical practice.
What is your next step to booking a counselling session?
Breathe London Waterloo – James Monday, Dorinda and Natalie Tuesday, Simon Thursday
Breathe London Covent Garden – David Lewis on Monday and Tuesday, Simon on Tuesdays
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