What is Counselling?
Counselling also known as ‘Talking Therapies’ is somewhere to share and explore your thoughts, feelings and problems in confidence with someone who is trained to listen. Counsellors should listen without judging you and explore your problems with you, but not tell you what you should do.
Counsellors often specialise in certain areas such as sexual abuse, depression, anxiety, bereavement or working with certain age groups such as children, young people or adults.
Not all counselling is the same, there are many different methods, theories and approaches, an A-Z list is available at Types of Therapy | BACP It's Good to Talk.
Local support groups and organisations in and around Hounslow.
For further information on counselling and how to find the right counsellor for you see:
- British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP
- British Psychological Council (BPS)
- NHS Choices (for information on counselling and talking therapies)
- The Association for Family Therapy and Systemic Practice
The role of this directory is to provide information. It is your personal responsibility to make sure that organisations are appropriate and safe for you, your child or young person before they attend. Please read our guide to staying safe - things to consider