What is Counselling

Counselling is commonly referred to as a ‘Talking Therapy’, however, it is probably as accurate to call it a ‘Listening Therapy’. Whilst the person receiving the therapy (the ’client’) does most of the talking, it is the experience of being actively listened to, in a supportive and non-judgemental manner, that creates an environment for deeper understanding of self.

The first and most important part of counselling is the development of a safe and trusting relationship between you and your counsellor. It is this foundation of trust and total acceptance that enables exploration and consideration of feelings and thoughts that might otherwise be too difficult to face. When sitting in front of another person, knowing that they are 100% there for you and you alone, that they will not judge or advise, has the potential to be healing, empowering and exhilarating.