By Marcus Hoo

What is Counselling?

Counselling allows people to discuss their problems and any difficult feelings they encounter in a safe, confidential environment. The term, in general, is a process people seek when they want to change something in their lives, or simply explore their thoughts and feelings in more depth.

Counselling usually involves a trained professional listening to your issues and finding ways to deal with those emotional issues.

Becoming a more resilient person

Counselling for young people and adults helps people to manage difficult life problems. If you’ve had a traumatic experience, are coping with grief, depression or anxiety, or struggling to manage self-destructive behaviours and emotions, counselling could be the support you need.

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Benefits of counselling

Discover new perspectives
You might start to look at challenges differently through open discussions and exploring new ideas. Sometimes just saying a thought out loud brings a huge sense of relief.

Build communication skills
People who experience counselling are more able to express their feelings and emotions, which can in turn improve personal and work relationships. Talking to a trained professional who will to listen and genuinely cares will develop your communication skills and build confidence in other areas of your life.

Becoming a more tougher person
Counselling therapy can be stressful, particularly if you’re discussing a painful time or event in your life. With each session, you’ll make progress and become stronger. You might eventually find it easier to express your thoughts and feelings towards others.

Build your self-esteem
Lack of self-worth is a common trait in people who seek counselling support. Sharing your fears and exploring solutions could give you a real confidence boost. The simple act of talking builds self-esteem and you find new ways of coping in the future.

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Make change happen
With counselling, you’re in control of your own destiny. Your counsellor will never tell you what to do or steer you down a certain path. They’ll listen and encourage you to investigate ideas and always make your own choices. The pace of progress is all based on your demands.

Improved sleep quality
Stress, worry and anxiety can lead to insomnia or irregular sleep patterns. Getting issues off your chest through counselling can have a direct impact on the amount and quality of sleep you get, which means that you may also feel more motivated and energised in life.


It is clear that there are countless positive effects and advantages of therapy and all its forms. Because of its unique user nature, everyone gets something different out of their sessions, but the result is the same. We all benefit from a more satisfying lifestyle, more opportunities to grow and connect with others, stronger communication and needs assessment, and ultimately, a better and more fruitful life.

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