What Is Counselling?

A counsellor will see you in a confidential and private setting, perhaps in your GP surgery or in private rooms. In the sessions a client will be able to discuss and explore personal difficulties, any distress they may be suffering or general dissatisfaction with life and purpose. Specific examples could be for relationship difficulties, family problems or bereavement.
By speaking and by being listened to, you, the client may begin to see things in a different way. You could see things from another point of view. Counselling can enable you to see a clearer path through your confusion. No counsellor will give advice or persuade you to take a particular course of action, there are no judgments, counselling is there to help you to take some control back over your life.
A counselling session will enable you to explore what might be happening to you and your feelings. We often experience feelings that we have felt unable to discuss with our loved ones and counselling can allow us you to understand those pent up emotions such as anger, grief or anxiety. A counsellor will encourage you to express those feelings and help you find some resolution for yourself.

Who is it for?

Counselling is for everybody. Every human being has a basic right to have access to a trained professional who can help us in our overall growth and wellbeing. Even counsellors need counselling! Therefore anybody with a willingness to explore any area of life can benefit from meeting a counsellor.

How does it work?

Counselling is a continuous process where a counsellor uses a psychological framework to facilitate insight and awareness to help you discover your own answers. This process takes anywhere between 4-20 sessions depending upon your needs. Each session lasts for 1 hour. You can start by fixing an appointment with a TalkItOver counsellor after which the counsellor will give you subsequent appointments after each session.

Will the information I share be kept as a secret?

Yes. All information that you share will be kept confidential. This is an extremely important ethical guideline for a counsellor where no information can be disclosed to another person without your consent. Therefore you can be confident that what you share will be kept as a secret. Every counsellor at TalkItOver is ethically bound to maintain confidentiality except in situations where there is risk of self-harm, harm to others or child abuse.