Therapy offers you a safe, confidential place to talk about your life and anything that may be confusing, painful or uncomfortable. It allows you to talk with someone who is trained to listen attentively and to help you improve things.
Therapy is a very personal process. Sometimes it is necessary to talk about painful feelings or difficult decisions, so you may go through a period of feeling worse than when you started. However, therapy should enable you to feel better in the long-run. If you do experience a period of feeling worse, talk to your therapist about it to ensure you get the best out of your therapy.
Usually it will take a number of counselling sessions before therapy starts to make a difference. However, on rare occasions, a single session may be enough.
Therapists come from a wide range of backgrounds and cultures. It should be possible to find an appropriate therapist for your needs. How and where you access therapy will affect how much choice you have when selecting your therapist.
No. There are different methods and approaches to therapy, and your chosen therapist will be able to talk to you about their particular method or approach.
There are many different types of therapy available. However, in general, research shows that the relationship with your therapist or counsellor is more important than the method they use.
Therapy doesn’t work for everybody. It is not a universal cure-all. Because you may be talking about very personal and often painful things, it can sometimes be difficult to keep going. Despite this, it is often worth the effort as you can be helped to work through problems.
Our counsellors are registered members of the BACP and counsellors working with under 18 years of age hold current DBS certificates.