Counselling is a process of talking about and working through your personal problems with a counsellor, also known as ‘talk-based therapy’. A counsellor will help you to address your problems in a positive way, help clarify issues, and help to identify ways to improve your situation and increase self-awareness. Counselling provides confidential support, which means that everything you discuss with the counsellor is private and confidential between you and the counsellor.
Counselling services can assist with personal issues regarding:
Counselling usually refers to short-term treatment for a particular problem, such as difficulties in a marriage. Psychotherapy usually refers to longer-term treatment for complex issues that are having a negative effect on a person’s life. There can be a lot of overlap between the two approaches, depending on the needs of the person.