Counselling is a process which allows you to talk about your feelings and concerns within a confidential and supportive environment. At Healthy Minds we have a number of Counsellors that are experts in their fields.
It does not involve advice, diagnosis or judgement. Rather than offering advice, diagnosis or judgement, it provides you with an opportunity to gain insight into your present situation, feelings and behaviour. And as a consequence, it empowers you to make clear and informed choices about your future options in life.
In general, Counselling is a talking therapy that allows individuals to deal with specific life issues, whereas Psychotherapy is used to deal with ‘deeper’ issues, most commonly in situations where past experiences cause present distress.
The number of sessions that you decide to book will vary according to the nature of your presenting issue and the depth to which you would like to explore it. Some clients choose a short course of therapy to deal with a specific issue, whilst other clients prefer to undertake longer term therapy as a means to help them examine and understand broader themes within their lives.
The length and form of the therapy is something that you can discuss and agree with your therapist at the start of the counselling process. This approach can then be reviewed at regular intervals to ensure that you are receiving the therapy that is right for you.