Counselling is a type of talking therapy. People talk to a counsellor about their problems, exploring various aspects of their life and feelings without being judged. The counsellor will listen attentively, with acceptance and respect for the client and encourage the expression of feelings and thoughts, behaviours and ways of relating to other people. It does not involve giving advice or directing a client to a particular course of action.
The counsellor will be empathic, genuine and respectful of all clients forming a working alliance or relationship of trust in which the client feels secure and safe.
Counselling can help people to: Discuss their problems honestly and openly, deal with issues that are preventing them from achieving an outlook on life.
Everyone has different ways of coping with personal difficulties. People often deal with stressful situations and events by talking to their partner, a family member or a friend. However, in certain situations, talking to a professional counsellor may be more helpful.
Consider counselling if...
These are just a few of the ways people express how they are feeling when they come for counselling. Lorraine Langridge is a qualified counsellor and member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP) so bound by its Ethical Framework for good practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy.
"The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step to cherish each moment, because it will never come again. What we leave behind is not as important as how we have lived"
Sessions are usually weekly lasting 50 minutes and prices are £40 per session
Please contact reception to book an appointment with Lorraine.
For more information, visit www.acorncounsellingservice.co.uk