Counselling is an opportunity to explore and understand your feelings, concerns and thoughts. A professional, qualified counsellor can offer a safe space to explore what you are experiencing, and gain a better understanding or insight into this. The aim of a counsellor is not to advise, tell you what to do, or make a diagnosis, but is to give you the space and understanding that you may need to make your next step.
People may access counselling for a wide range of reasons, whether due to a particular set of circumstances in life such as bereavement or ill health, or due to changes in mood that appear unexplained.
There are many different types of counselling, and our counsellor here at Appetite for Wellbeing has a primarily person-centred background and training, working with you to help you find your own way forward. Our counsellor is a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and adheres to the Ethical Framework provided by the BACP. More information about counselling can be found at the BACP website.
Please contact us if you would like to access counselling, or would like an informal chat to find out a little bit more.
If you need to talk to someone urgently, there are services that can provide 24/7 support, including the Samaritans, who can phone free of charge at any time on 116 123.