Counselling/Therapy provides you with a safe and confidential space to share problems and distressing feelings with someone who is impartial and trained to listen.
A counsellor/therapist will not give advice but will help you work through and gain a better understanding of your feelings and choices.
People choose to come into counselling for all sorts of reasons. You may be feeling depressed and/or anxious. You may be experiencing difficulties with your relationships at home and at work. You might be suffering the ongoing effects of past trauma/abuse. Or you may be struggling to come to terms with the death of a loved one or adjusting to a change in life circumstances following the loss of a job or the end of a relationship.
Addressing issues such as these will be painful but your therapist will accompany you on a journey that may enable you to move on and live a happier and more fulfilling life.
The therapeutic relationship can in itself be a catalyst for change as your counsellor works with you to identify long established patterns of relating to yourself and others. Therapy provides an opportunity to break free from old self defeating patterns and try out new healthier habits and behaviours.
In short, counselling is as much about personal growth and the achievement of your full potential as it is about addressing the problems and difficulties that brought you to Counselling in the first place.