Counselling, what is it good for?...Lots of things, to be fair!

Updated: Jul 15, 2020

Have you ever wondered if your problem was too small or too big for counselling? Your not alone, it's a very common thought that others share. As with everything that is important in this world, the answer is neither yes or no.


Counselling can be helpful for a range of experiences by talking and exploring different aspects of the psyche and the body. Here is a list of some of the reasons people come to counselling but it is not an exhaustive or full list by any means.


  • Anxiety

  • Bereavement

  • Communication

  • Confidence and self-image

  • Conflict

  • Depression

  • Education

  • Feelings that cause discomfort or stress for you

  • Financial stress

  • Health related emotional stress

  • Gender queries

  • Grief

  • Loss

  • Parenting

  • Prejudice of any kind

  • Relationships

  • Separation / Break-ups / Divorce

  • Sexuality 

  • Support

  • Work and / or unemployment

Counselling can help you to explore the impact of certain life circumstances and does not provide any medical diagnosis.


Another aspect of counselling to know about is whether counsellors are qualified to work with person under the age of 18 in Ireland. You can check with your counsellor if they have completed such qualifications if you are a parent / guardian or teenager seeking counselling.


Some counsellors also specialise in couples counselling and addiction counselling. If you have questions about any of these areas, feel free to send an email or call me today to investigate the services that are tailored to your needs. In my practice I provide a safe, secure and supportive space for individual adults over the age of 18. I will work with you to explore anything that you wish to address in your life and to develop more satisfying and resourceful ways of living. I am an independent pre-accredited counsellor with Irish Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy. Your information is protected and encrypted at all times and the therapy is held to the standard of the code of professional ethics in order to protect you.


Please see here for more information on safe counselling practices:  https://iacp.ie/iacp-code-of-ethics

It is true that counselling is not always the answer to everyone's emotional distress or pain and a good counsellor will also be able to assist you in finding a more appropriate service as soon as possible.


Feel free to phone today to discuss an initial meeting. We can see if counselling is something you wish to engage with at this time or I can also refer you to a more appropriate service if you wish.

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