Community Counselling HP16 Local, affordable counselling in Prestwood, Bucks

Why counselling?

Stress, grief, anxiety, anger, fear, loneliness, sadness are all feelings we experience at some time in our lives; they are usual emotional responses to life events.

When those feelings, thoughts or a situation become overwhelming or distressing or cause continuing worries for you, it can interfere with day to day living, can create problems in relationships with partners, friends, parents or colleagues. It may lead to depression, isolation, low self-esteem or other problems that can affect health and well-being.

Many of us talk to family, friends or others about some things; but there may be times when it doesn't feel OK and it can add to our worries because of their response. Maybe the difficulties you are experiencing are because of that person you might normally confide in or are close to?

About Counselling

Talking to a counsellor is different. It is a relationship where you are not judged, criticised or told what you should do or how you should be. It is where you can talk openly about your thoughts and feelings and about past, present or future situations; what it all means for you and how it affects you.

A Counsellor can help you make sense of things, gain a better understanding of yourself, help you to think about changes you may want to make; giving you a safe and supportive space to really have a look at what is going on to make you feel the way you do.

Counselling can be a difficult and sometimes painful process; a counsellor is there to support you and help you manage any difficult thoughts, feelings or situations – working very much together to find out what is best for you.

You may like to visit Counselling Directory for more information about counselling.

Confidentiality - who else knows?

The relationship with your counsellor and what you talk about is confidential and treated with great respect. We take your privacy and right to confidentiality very seriously.

There are limitations to confidentiality; if you or someone else were in danger of serious harm, your counsellor may have to talk with another professional to keep you or someone else safe. Your counsellor would talk to you about their concerns, where appropriate, and try to work out with you the best course of action. Only those that need to know in order to help you will be given any information and only what they might need to know.

When you meet with your counsellor, they will explain more about the limits to confidentiality and you can ask any questions or talk about any worries you might have.

All professional counsellors attend regular supervision with a qualified supervisor. Counsellors do not share identifying information with their supervisors. It is a time where counsellor and supervisor explore the client work, the therapeutic relationship, any challenges or concerns as well as ensuring the counsellor is working within the BACP ethical framework and working in the best way for their clients.

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