What is Counselling?
Almost everyone faces challenges and difficulties at some point in their life. Sometimes these can seem overwhelming and we may feel helpless in managing or coping. Counselling can be of great support during times of distress or change and can help clients work through issues in their lives that may be causing emotional distress.
Counselling is a process in which the counsellor and client have a therapeutic and confidential relationship. Counselling offers a non-directive, safe space where the client will be listened to, respected and supported.
Due to COVID19 restrictions and social distancing measures in place, all of our Counselling Services have gone to telephone for now. Please watch the animation above for more information.
The Role of the Counsellor
Professional counsellors offer a safe and caring environment that can help you to identify and explore the aspects of your life that may be causing problems or distress. The counsellor offers a space in which such aspects can be talked about openly and freely and can offer you expert assistance in helping you to explore the best ways of coping with them.
The counsellor is a trained professional who can help you to see things more clearly, perhaps from a different view-point and can help you to focus on your feelings, experiences and behaviours with the aim of helping to facilitate bringing about a positive change. The counsellor is not there to judge nor offer advice but to help the client make their own choices and reach their own decisions about their situation.
All counsellors working at the Dublin Well Woman Centre are professionally trained, fully qualified, and fully accredited members of either the Irish Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (IACP), IAHIP or an equivalent professional body.
What kind issues does the counselling service deal with?
Our counsellors offer individual counselling to help address many situations that bring about emotional distress, including, but not not limited to:
- Relationship Issues (family, partners, friends, co-workers)
- Grief and Loss
- Personal Traumas
- Adjusting to change in your life
- Stress and Anxiety
- Panic Attacks
- Work related Issues
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