Online counselling allows you to talk about your problems and feelings in a safe supportive and private space online.
A counsellor is trained to listen with empathy (by putting themselves in your shoes). They can help you deal with any negative thoughts and feelings that you have.
Why do people need counselling?
People choose to have counselling because they could be experiencing difficulties and distress in their lives or have other problems which they need to talk over in private. It may be easier to talk about personal, family, or relationship issues with a person who is independent of friends and family.
How do I get started?
Simply click on the Register or Login link at the top of the page or click here to fill out the registration form. We'll then be in touch with more information.
Counselling can help you to cope and overcome issues that are causing pain or making you feel uncomfortable.
It can provide a safe and regular space for you to talk and explore difficult feelings. The counsellor is there to support you, to respect your views and will not judge you for anything that you say. It may feel a quite strange at first, especially if you are not used to talking to anyone about your concerns but after a few counselling sessions and email exchanges people say that it becomes easier.
Counselling can help you to:
- Cope with a bereavement or relationship breakdown
- Problems at college or school.
- To manage and learn how to improve communication with your family or friends
- Can help you to explore sexual and identity issues
- Supports you to face difficult feelings such as anger, shame or sadness etc
- Helps you to explore and cope with issues that are preventing you from achieving your ambitions
- Supports you to manage feelings of anxiety, depression or sadness, develop resilience and have a more positive outlook on life
- To help you understand yourself and your problems more clearly
- Help you to feel more confident, improves self-worth and to learn more healthy ways to care for yourself
- Develop a better understanding of other people’s points of view
- Helps you to learn coping techniques for self-harm, issues with eating and sleeping.
Counselling can often involve exploring difficult or painful feelings and, as you begin to face them, with help and support, you should gradually start to feel better.
A counsellor will not judge you or give you direct advice, but will help you explore alternatives so you can make your own choices.