Counselling can help with various life events such as losing a job, bereavement, or health issues.
It can also help you to explore and understand transition periods in life such as entering retirement, finishing school and starting college, a relationship that has ended, or divorce.
There may be something from your past that has not been resolved and is now affecting your day-to-day life.
You may feel you need support solving a personal problem or dealing with a stressful situation.
How talking about my problem can help?
Counselling sets aside a specific time each week in a safe and confidential environment to explore what is bothering you. Counselling gives the opportunity to speak with someone impartial and non-judgemental which can help you to understand and make sense of your thoughts, feelings and emotions. It can often be easier to speak to someone outside of your support network when feeling depressed or anxious. Working with a counsellor can help you to gain new insights about yourself and others around you. This in turn can help you to identify new ways of coping with stressors, new ways of relating to others and develop a greater sense of self compassion.
What a counsellor can offer:
- A safe and confidential space to explore issues
- A compassionate environment to work though and resolve emotional issues that have been causing distress or discontentment with life
- Help you to better understand yourself and those around you
What a counsellor will not do:
- Offer advice or tell you what to do
- Offer help with practical problems such as financial or housing
- Offer medical advice
- Talk about themselves during your sessions
- Meet or contact you outside of sessions times
Adults who can access our services will identify with one or more of the below:
- In receipt of social welfare benefits (illness, disability, jobseekers allowance etc.)
- A low household income
- In receipt of a medical card
- Unable to afford private services