GWENT THERAPY PROFESSIONAL COUNSELLING, CONVENIENT – SO ANYONE WHO STRUGGLES WITH LIFE’S UPS AND DOWNS CAN GET HELP, ANYTIME, ANYWHERE.
Counselling is a talking therapy that involves a trained counsellor listening to you and helping you find ways to deal with emotional issues. Counselling is a safe non-judgemental place to explore your challenges and achievements.
People attend Counselling for many different reasons: from anxiety, depression and trauma to difficulties in making decisions, grieving the loss of a loved one and coping with health issues.
Often we can find solace in the friends, family and relationships around us. There are times, however, when somebody independent of the situation is also helpful.
Counselling will create a safe place for an exploration of what has brought you there.
Counselling can help you cope with:
- a mental health condition, such as depression, anxiety or an eating disorder
- an upsetting physical health condition, such as infertility
- a difficult life event, such as a bereavement, a relationship breakdown or work-related stress
difficult emotions – for example, low self-esteem or anger
- other issues, such as sexual identity
At your appointment, you’ll be encouraged to talk about your feelings and emotions with a trained counsellor who’ll listen and support you without judging or criticising.
The counsellor can help you gain a better understanding of your feelings and thought processes, and find your own solutions to problems. But they won’t usually give advice or tell you what to do.
COUNSELLING CAN TAKE PLACE:
FACE TO FACE
IN A GROUP
ONLINE THROUGH LIVE CHAT SERVICES
You may be offered a single session of counselling, a short course of sessions over a few weeks or months, or a longer course that lasts for several months or years. It can take a number of sessions before you start to see progress, but you should gradually start to feel better with the help and support of your counsellor.
Counselling offers a regular space and time to talk or think about your worries or difficulties. It helps to explore your feelings and looks at how you may wish to change things in your life.
Counselling is a confidential service. No information will be passed on to anyone else without your consent. The only exception to this is if you, or someone else, are at risk of significant harm. Our counsellors may also discuss their counselling work with their clinic supervisor to ensure high standards are maintained.
There are many benefits to working in a therapeutic relationship with a professional counsellor in a group or on an individual basis. It can be a relief to tell someone who is impartial about difficulties you have struggled with on your own. You may have a longstanding concern, be encountering new difficulties, or simply have a sense that something isn’t right.
A counsellor can help to normalise your experience and place it in context, bring objectivity, critical distance, and experience of dealing with problems of all kinds. This often leads to seeing a problem in a new way, and feeling more able to get to grips with it.
Nearly 3 million people in Britain are in ‘distressed’ relationships. 526,000 workers suffer work related stress, depression, anxiety every year. Children in therapy for anxiety has risen 60% in 2 years.