Counselling is a talking therapy that involves a trained therapist listening to you and helping you find ways to deal with emotional issues.
Counselling is a talking therapy that involves a trained therapist listening to you and helping you find ways to deal with emotional issues. Sometimes the term "counselling" is used to refer to talking therapies in general, but counselling is also a type of therapy in its own right.
Counselling can help you cope with:
an upsetting physical health condition, such as infertility
a difficult life event, such as a bereavement, a relationship breakdown or work-related stress
difficult emotions – for example, low self-esteem or anger
other issues, such as sexual identity
At your appointment, you'll be encouraged to talk about your feelings and emotions with someone, who'll listen and support you without judging or criticising. They can help you gain a better understanding of your feelings and thought processes, and find your own solutions to problems. But they won't usually give advice or tell you what to do.
Who can access this support?
Our services are available to any person ages 18+ and living in Northamptonshire. Most of our services are free, however, some do incur a small cost.
Need help to access support?
Our mental health navigators can help you make sense of services and support you to access them.