Rowena Slater Counselling in Wembury, Plymouth

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Counselling and supervision in Wembury

About Counselling - what is it?

In its simplest form, counselling is an opportunity for someone (who I'll call the client) to talk about problems or issues they are struggling with, to another person who they don't know (the counsellor). The counsellor isn't a member of their family, or a friend, or even a colleague. The counsellor isn't going to judge the client, or say 'if it was me, I'd do .......'. Its a 'clean' relationship, which offers the client the space to explore and talk about what is going on for them. The counsellor will support the client to talk about things which might be too difficult to mention to family or friends. Counselling might be for a few sessions, to deal with a particular problem, or 'open ended', when a client wishes to explore issues further and perhaps in more depth.

Are there different types of counselling?

There are lots of different counselling or 'talking therapy' theories. These include Person Centred, Psychodynamic, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Gestalt, Solution Focussed, to name a few. Your counsellor can tell you more about the theory that they were trained in and how this affects their work with clients.

What Conditions Can it Help?

There are lots of conditions that counselling can help with. These include anxiety, depression, stress, self esteem issues, bereavement, relationships, career and work related difficulties. These are a few suggestions, but there are lots of others.

What Benefits can be Expected?

Clarity - an opportunity to see the situation more clearly and work out a way forward.
Relief - speaking to someone who isn't going to gossip or tell other people about issues can be an enormous relief.
Support - non-judgemental, genuine support.


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