Counselling provides a safe and non judgemental space which allows individuals to work through difficulties they may be experiencing including feelings and situations that are distressing. Counselling can help with all types of issues, for example, anxiety, depression, coping with change, coping with illness and relationship difficulties.
The relationship between client and therapist is viewed as a particularly important one which works within an agreed set of boundaries. Although the therapist is not a “friend” they are able to listen in a supportive, confidential and empathic manner and are not emotionally involved in the same way as family and friends. This can be beneficial in helping to explore difficulties and solutions in a more neutral and objective way. Of course, for some people, talking with family or friends may not be an option so having counselling support can be invaluable.