Individual counselling is working one to one with a counsellor. In these sessions you will have a safe environment to talk about what is going on for you and focus on your goals. You, will have space to explore any issues in an honest, unbiased, objective way. The counsellor will help you to set goals and create objectives to achieve those goals. A step by step treatment plan, which is like a road map of how goals can be met is formulated and agreed.
Individual Counselling is very different from talking with a friend or family member. Friends and family members may offer good advice, but the problem is, it is hard to stay objective, as they may believe they know what is best for you and they could be wrong.
They might also speak to other friends or family to help you find a solution, which may not be helpful to your situation and in some circumstances damaging. For instance you might confide in a friend and because they do not how to help, they may also seek guidance from another friend or family member, which makes your situation no longer confidential. Counsellors are trained to work with you in a professional and confidential way, and to help you achieve your goals and heal from past trauma and pain.
Arguing and Conflict
Money and Work
Being single and dating
Issues with sexuality
We offer you a confidential and professional service for those times when life gets you down. Whether you’re faced with a major crisis or struggling to cope with the everyday stresses and strains of life, our dedicated team of qualified counsellors are here to support you.
It is inevitable - every once in a while, life happens (even to the best of us) so for those times when life deals you a blow, we are here to help you get back on your feet and help you face the world again.
You can expect a safe environment that is confidential, and you will be building a relationship with your Counsellor as you figure out who you are, and what you want in your life, through teamwork, communication, and expression. The Counsellor is a trained professional but he or she is not an expert in your life. You are the expert and together you and your Counsellor are a team, and will work together to find solutions and help you achieve your goals.
The first few sessions of counselling may be very directive as there will be contracts and assessments to fill in, this will help the counsellor have a better understanding of how they can work with you.
You will also be involved in this process, as the counsellor will tell you how they intend to work with you, and what approach they will work with. Feel free to tell your counsellor exactly what you are looking for. He or she will be able to tell you if your needs are a good fit for their expertise and experience. Also, if you find something isn't working, tell your Counsellor. This is your space to explore and find your goals.
If you require assistance immediately, please visit the page below for some emergency phone numbers to contact.