What is Counselling?

Counselling is a talking therapy which provides time and space just for you where you can explore your thoughts and feelings around difficulties you may be experiencing.  This can help you to move towards a deeper understanding of yourself, self-acceptance together with helping you to develop tools in order to find your own answers and resolve problems on your own.

Person-centred Counselling – This therapy works in a client led way which is non-directive and believes in each individual’s ability and potential for change and personal growth. This approach was devised by Carl Rogers, an American psychologist in the 1940’s and believes given the right relationship with the therapist, clients can naturally self-heal and decide what they want to do with their lives.

Counsellors are highly trained to use a range of skills to help individuals come to terms with negative feelings that may have caused emotional problems together with developing personal skills.

'The objective is for the client to become able to see themselves as a person with power and freedom to change'


There are many different types of therapy. Click here to visit a website designed by the BACP containing an A-Z list outlining each type which may be useful in helping you decide which therapy is right for you.