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What is Counselling

What is Counselling

what is counselling

What is Counselling

Counselling is a process of talk therapy that provides individuals with a safe and supportive space to explore their thoughts, feelings, and emotions. While Counselling aims to help individuals improve their mental health and well-being by addressing a range of personal, emotional, and psychological issues.

Counselling can be provided by qualified and trained professionals, such as licensed counsellors, psychologists, or therapists, who have the skills and knowledge to provide effective support and guidance. The counselling process typically involves a series of confidential, one-on-one sessions that take place in a private setting, such as an office or a clinic.

During counselling sessions, clients are encouraged to discuss their concerns and issues openly and honestly with their counsellor. The counsellor may use a range of techniques, such as active listening, empathy, and reflection, to help clients explore their thoughts and feelings, gain insight into their problems, and develop new coping strategies.

Counselling can help individuals deal with a wide range of personal issues, such as anxiety, depression, stress, grief, trauma, and relationship problems. It can also be helpful for individuals who are experiencing major life transitions, such as divorce, job loss, or retirement.

Benefits of Counselling

Counselling can provide a range of benefits for individuals seeking support and guidance. Some of the key benefits include:

  1. Improved mental health: Counselling can help individuals manage their emotions and cope with stress, leading to improved mental health and well-being.

  2. Increased self-awareness: Counselling can help individuals gain insight into their thoughts, feelings, and behaviours, leading to increased self-awareness and self-acceptance.

  3. Better relationships: Counselling can help individuals improve their communication skills and develop healthier relationships with others.

  4. Greater resilience: Counselling can help individuals develop new coping strategies and build resilience, enabling them to better manage challenges and setbacks in life.

  5. Increased confidence: Counselling can help individuals build confidence and self-esteem, leading to a greater sense of personal empowerment and control over their lives.


Counselling is an effective form of talk therapy that can help individuals address a range of personal, emotional, and psychological issues. By providing a safe and supportive space for individuals to explore their thoughts and feelings, counselling can help individuals improve their mental health and well-being, develop new coping strategies, and build resilience. Whether dealing with anxiety, depression, stress, or other issues, counselling can provide individuals with the support and guidance they need to navigate life’s challenges with greater confidence and self-awareness.

What is Counselling? Welcome to the ADUS Counselling Service. Through our network of affiliate counsellors and psychotherapists we are able to provide local, professional, affordable counselling to clients throughout the UK. This counselling or Psychotherapy can be offered on a long or short term basis. People seek counselling for a wide range of difficulties. ADUS Healthcare gives you an opportunity to explore any problems and issues you may have in a confidential setting with a professionally trained counsellor who will listen and help you explore and understand your feelings. It is a form of psychological or verbal therapy that can offer people of all ages a chance to talk about their troubles and difficulties and then change how they feel and behave.

Our network

Through our network of affiliate counsellors, psychotherapists and therapists we are able to provide our clients with different types of counselling and therapy such as

  • Family,
  • Relationship,
  • Addiction,
  • Aftercare,
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy,
  • Person Centred Therapy

to name but a few Our therapists are all ‘solution focused’. This means that therapy will not normally be open ended, but rather with a focus on identifying your problems and helping you address them in the best possible way. In order to do this they utilise widely accepted models and approaches. These provide a beneficial and rewarding opportunity to move forward and regain control of your life.

At ADUS Healthcare we are able to provide individual, couple or family counselling in your home area. We will ensure that you receive the highest quality of therapy by qualified, accredited professionals, who will be matched to meet your individual needs. It is usually booked in twelve weeks blocks, however if you require longer or shorter feel simply ask. At ADUS Healthcare we are able to help you find a counsellor in your home area. This can be either on an individual, couple or family basis.

Talk about feelings

Counselling is about looking at and talking about feelings, exploring underlying causes and identifying your options and possibilities. It aims to support you in working through your difficulties and providing a save space to reflect on a painful experience. Your counsellor will encourage you to talk about what is troubling you and listen carefully to what you say. They may ask you some questions about your strengths and ways of coping, as well as establishing how much support you have in your life.

Counselling process

Counselling, as a process, aims to help you reach your own decisions and make your own choices in life. It is not about giving advice, making decisions for you, or imposing opinions on you. The counsellor will not tell you what to do, or take action for you. The aim is to help you reach your own solution. Counselling and Psychotherapy can be helpful for a wide range of difficulties such as:

  • Depression
  • Relationship Problems
  • Stress Management
  • Bullying
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Low mood and Self-Esteem
  • Eating Problems
  • Alcohol or Drug Abuse
  • Sexual Problems
  • Bereavement and Loss
  • Trauma Resulting from an Accident,
  • Assault or Abuse
  • Domestic Violence in Relationships
  • Loneliness
  • Suicidal Thoughts and Feelings
  • Anger Management

Benefits of counselling

The Benefits of Counselling Professional counselling or psychotherapy offers assistance to people who are troubled or experiencing difficulties in their life. The main benefits is that it: It can offer a supportive and caring relationship in which you can explore any issue at your own pace;

  • You are accepted for who you are in a non judgemental way;
  • It can help you see difficulties more objectively;
  • It can help you identify and express your feelings It can help you come to terms with new or past experiences;
  • It can improve communication;
  • It can help you take control of your life and become more assertive;
  • It can help you to become more realistic in setting goals.

First Counselling Meeting and Assessment

All our services start with an initial consultation session, which normally lasts for 50 minutes. Attending this meeting is not in itself a commitment to start therapy; it is an opportunity to explore what has brought you to Adus Healthcare, and to decide whether to start attending regular sessions. During the consultation the therapist will assess the nature of your difficulties, discuss with you any concerns you might have, and decide the best way in which we might help. This crucial first stage is central to all our work. It ensures you can start to receive the most appropriate form of counselling or psychotherapy, usually straight away.

When ongoing counselling is agreed, we will make arrangements for you to see a counsellor on a regular basis. When you have your ongoing counselling you will normally see the same person each week for a 50 minute session. If for any reason you cannot keep an appointment, please let us know as we can then fit in other clients who may be waiting. Our Standards We require our counsellors and therapists to have undergone professional training to the highest standard, to receive proper supervision of their work, to receive appropriate personal therapy and to hold appropriate indemnity insurance.

Telephone & e-counselling

Telephone and e-counselling are an alternative source of help when in person sessions or other telephone contact are not convenient or accessible. Online counselling can be especially helpful for those who, for whatever reason, find it difficult or impossible to go to a counsellor’s office. Telephone and e-counselling is a professional, confidential counselling service available over the telephone or on the Internet, through your EAP. It allows you to connect with a counsellor from any computer with Internet access, anywhere in the world. e-counselling is available by appointment only.

What equipment do I need to be able to do e-counselling?

You need a computer with Internet access. It is helpful to have broadband, or a fairly fast connection. You don’t need to download any special software to use our e-counselling.

Contact us

If you would like any help with counselling, Call our team now on Tel: 07811 606 606 (24 hours)


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