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What is counselling helpful for?

Counselling, also known as ‘person-centred counselling’ is a type of psychological therapy designed to support the client to navigate their way through a variety of difficulties in their life.


This may include discussing interpersonal problems in a relationship or marriage, that lead to reconciliation or separation.


It can also include workplace bullying, and coping with damaging or toxic relationships in your family.


Counselling can be helpful for clients who would like support with talking through their sexual orientation or gender identity, and for clients who wish to discuss major life changes or upheavals such as redundancy, diagnosis of neurodiversity or a health problem, retirement, menopause and 'the empty nest'.

Bereavement counselling can be beneficial after the loss of a loved one, the loss of a pet, a miscarriage or late pregnancy loss, and can be helpful for childless couples.


Your counsellor will follow your lead in what you want to talk about in each session, and will support you by gentle use of questions and inviting you to reflect on things. A counsellor does not give advice, and generally does not suggest a course of action on how to overcome a mental health condition. 

Counselling can be used for depression, however counselling is not generally recommended for other mental health problems.  The recommended type of therapy for anxiety and other mental health problems is Cognitive Behaviour Therapy.

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