What is Counselling?
Counselling is a type of talking therapy that allows a person to talk about their problems and feelings in a confidential and dependable environment. A counsellor is trained to listen with empathy (by putting themselves in your shoes). They can help you deal with any negative thoughts and feelings you have.
How a counselor can help?
Counsellors help people to explore feelings and emotions that are often related to their experiences. This allows clients to reflect on what is happening to them and consider alternative ways of doing things.
Counselors work in a confidential setting and listen attentively to their clients. They offer them the time, empathy and respect they need to express their feelings and perhaps understand themselves from a different perspective.
The aim is reduce a clients confusion and enable them to cope with challenges, or to make positive changes in their life where necessary.
Counselors do not give advice, but help clients to make their own choices within the framework of an agreed counselling contract.
There is no clear distinction between the terms counselling and psychotherapy, and both can encompass a range of talking therapies.
What is Counselling and psychotherapy?
The terms “counselling” and “psychotherapy” are often used interchangeably, but there is a slight distinction. Counselling generally refers to short-term consultation while psychotherapy typically refers to longer-term treatment.
What is meant by the Counselling process?
The counselling process is a planned, structured dialogue between a counselor and a client. • It is a cooperative process in which a trained professional helps a person called the client to identify sources of difficulties or concerns that he or she is experiencing.