Welcome to Wellbeing
Fiona  Scott  Thompson
BA (Hons) Psychology
Adv Dip Counselling
MNCP Senior Accreditation
Halifax Based
20 Years Experience
07479 485388
 
See below for information on counselling
ABOUT COUNSELLING
 
In some places there is still a sense that counselling is a last resort. This is unfortunate because it can relieve ongoing problems and prevent future similar issues.
Changes in society have given rise to a need for counselling.
In the past our communities supported us, advised us and gave us encouragement and self esteem. Networks of extended families, co-workers, or spiritual support are not so accessible in our modern lives.

Nowadays lots of people seek counselling because they  realise they need help with something, they have not managed to deal with on their own.
I admire people who accept it is ok to ask for help, and set about finding it.

FINDING THE RIGHT COUNSELLOR

You will probably have been thinking about counselling for some time, and wondering how to find the right one for you.
There are lots of us about, how do you know who to pick?

The top things to look for in a counsellor or therapist are someone who is ethical, compassionate and skilled.
Plenty of varied experience should also give you confidence in their abilities.

Personal recommendation from a friend you trust is  good. 
If that's not an option for you, do a bit of research about the counsellors available in your  area and  ask any questions you have.

There are many different types of counsellor, with different levels of experience, different specialities, and  of course personalities.

The main thing is to find someone who you can be open with and trust, who answers your questions and has experience in the right area.


 
Counselling can help people who:
 
* Feel emotionally exhausted and overwhelmed by illness or life events
 
* Feel isolated or anxious
 
* Need a safe place to express their feelings
 
* Need to manage conflict in their lives
 
* Want to gain insight and understanding of their problems
 
* Want to work toward balance in their lives
 



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