What is a Counsellor and why may you need one?

SMP Healthcare

Many people have a wide network of friends and family who they can discuss and ask advice from at difficult times in their life however, this is not always the case. For people who are not in this position or when the issues that have occurred are complex and you feel you cannot talk amongst those closest to you, where do you turn?

*A counsellor is a qualified professional who can assist clients experiencing mental health difficulties, these professionals could be called a psychotherapist or a counsellor. It is always advisable to check the qualifications, training and experience of a professional counsellor to ensure that they are qualified to help with the problems that you are experiencing.

The different areas that counselling can help with include:

  • Abuse
  • Addiction
  • Bereavement
  • Depression
  • Stress
  • Anxiety
  • Eating disorders
  • Family issues
  • Relationship issues
  • Low self-esteem
  • Low self-confidence
  • Trauma
  • Work related issues

Counselling can be completed on a one-to-one basis, as a couple or in a group meeting and the sessions are confidential. It can be face to face or online, by telephone or email.

Different types of counselling can be classified as:

  • Face-to-face counselling which offers you the chance to talk openly with your counsellor.
  • Couples counselling can involve the exploration of relationship issues with your partner and your counsellor
  • Family counselling involves discussing concerns surrounding family relationships with your counsellor
  • Group counselling which involves discussing concerns with a group of people who have experienced or are going through similar issues. The counsellor facilitates the discussion.

*The above information has been sourced from http://www.counselling-directory.org.uk/

If you are looking to find a counsellor or mental health professional the Medigest Business Directory can help you find a professional in your local area. Please visit https://www.medigest.uk/directory/