What is Counselling?
Counselling is a talking therapy which helps clients to grow a greater awareness of themselves and the world around them. It helps them to understand their feelings in order to deal with issues affecting them in their lives. It provides clients with tools to take forward in their lives and offers them a fresh perspective on events from the past.
Counselling takes place in a safe and confidential space between client and counsellor. The relationship between the two is built on trust and understanding which in turn empowers the client to make positive change in their own lives. It is not advice-giving or directive, change comes from within and is facilitated by the counsellor.
The experience of sitting in a room and being heard by someone who is truly listening is very powerful within itself.
Who can benefit?
Everyone can benefit from counselling at some point in their life.
Often people feel ‘stuck’ because of an issue or an event in their life. Counselling can help to unravel these feelings and provide a sense of clarity and a way to move forward.
A few examples of the kind of issues for which people come to counselling include:
- Issues of self esteem
- Relationship issues
Our Service – 6 Free Sessions
We provide free accessible counselling to people with a disability and members of the Deaf community (British Sign Language Users) across Devon. We believe that providing counselling to our service users will empower them in their daily lives and have a positive impact on their wellbeing. We pride ourselves on having two fully accessible counselling rooms within accessible premises in Exeter.
If suitable for counselling clients are entitled to 6 sessions which will be booked in by the counsellor.
Download our leaflet for further information Counselling Service Living Options Devon or to make an appointment telephone our friendly Hub team 01392 459 222 email / BSL Facetime: firstname.lastname@example.org SMS: 07856 426 940