Counselling is essentially talk therapy. It involves a trained therapist listening to you and helping you to find ways of dealing with emotional issues.
Counselling sessions can provide vital support, understanding and education. Patients may be seen alone, as a couple or family, or in a group. Sessions can also take place over the phone or face-to -face depending on what suits you. Counselling or psychotherapy offers two advantages: no drug side effects and coping skills that can be used over the long term!
You can speak to you GP about being referred to counselling, however there are usually long waiting lists on the NHS. Alternatively, you might choose to pay for private counselling therapy. If you would like further information or to be signposted to a counsellor, please email firstname.lastname@example.org