Counselling has been described as the art of listening constructively.
Most counsellors do not aim to influence their clients in a particular direction, but to help them explore the options open to them.
Counselling provides an opportunity for a client to work towards living a more satisfying and resourceful way.
Counselling can help a wide range of problems including:
Before a counselling session begins the counsellor should clarify with the client:
All that takes place between the counsellor and client is treated with respect, discretion and in confidence.
Many counsellors are members of the British Association for Counselling. The association aims to:
COUNSELLING IN EDUCATION
Counselling in Education is an organisation for anyone involved in any aspect of education:
Counselling - NHS
Mental Health - NHS
Children and young people aged 11-19 years old across South East London have access to an online counselling service. Visit kooth.com to read more and speak to a counsellor online
Videos from NHS:
Dr Stephen Pilling, a consultant clinical psychologist, describes the different talking therapies that can help people overcome a range of problems, from depression to stress.
Phils brother Simon has a mental illness. The brothers explain how mutual support has helped them to cope with the illness.