Counselling helps people to have a greater awareness and understanding of themselves. The aim is to bring about psychological change through talking, being listened to carefully, exploring in depth what is going on in their lives, what they are feeling and thinking.
Counselling is a chance to talk to someone about the things in our lives that make us feel sad, afraid, angry, distressed or embarrassed – or things that don’t make sense to us. Talking to a counsellor can help us to deeply think about these things and to understand them better.
Counselling is also about helping people to identify and express their emotions because sometimes people are not fully aware that they are carrying feelings such as anxiety, grief, anger. People feel that there is something wrong but sometimes cannot quite put their finger on it.
This kind of talking and thinking aloud usually brings about changes in us, in the way we see things and usually helps us to change aspects of our selves which we are unhappy with.
This greater insight as well as the changes which people make in their behaviour, in their ways of relating, usually bring about positive changes in people’s lives. It usually also helps us to feel more confident about living our lives.
Fees: £75 (negotiable in some cases)
Practitioner: Ferga Robinson
“I have been having treatments for some years and do not think I would be well without them .”