Counselling is a type of talking therapy that allows a person to share their feelings and problems with a trusted counsellor in a confidential manner. An experienced counsellor is trained to listen effectively and help a person deal with any negative feelings or problems that they may have. Although counselling is often referred to as talking therapy in general, it is a specific therapy itself.

Studies have shown that one in four adults in Britain is affected by at least one diagnosable mental health problem every year. A survey of the attitudes of people towards counselling and psychotherapy conducted across the UK have shown that from 21% in 2010, the number of adult respondents that have consulted a counsellor or psychotherapist has increased to 54% in 2014. That being said, people are now more willing to seek a professional help regarding their emotional or mental health problems. Because of this, more counselling services are now available for people in the UK.

How does Counselling help?

The main goal of counselling is to help a person overcome problems that are causing emotional pain. Counselling gives an individual a venue for a safe and confidential way of exploring their negative feelings. It is the best place for discussing all thoughts and feelings without the fear of being judged.

A counsellor is a great resource for learning how to handle these problems and negative feelings since they are there to listen and help people have a better understanding of their problems. They do not necessarily give advice, rather, they assist a person in solving their issues by providing them with the right tools to help them overcome their problems.

A single session is not guaranteed to help a person overcome their problems because it may take several sessions for the counselling to have a noticeable effect. Commitment to regular sessions is important for the therapy to be effective.

Forms of Counselling

There are different ways to get counselling services. You may choose to opt for any of the following forms of counselling:

Face to face – This is the most popular form of counselling since this gives you an opportunity to interact with a counsellor personally.

Individually or in a group – You may choose to be alone or in a group of people with the same issues. Group counselling can be a great way to increase your support group but if you want a more confidential approach, you may choose to have counselling sessions individually. 

Over the phone – This form of counselling is particularly helpful if you are too busy to go to a counsellor personally. This can also be convenient if you are more comfortable in having your counselling sessions at home.

Online – Counselling can also be done through email or a specialised programme. This allows you to remain anonymous which can be helpful for more sensitive issues.

How Effective is Counselling

As proven by research, counselling can be effective in handling common mental health problems, personality disorders, long-term health conditions, and substance misuse. Studies also show that counselling can be successfully used with various client groups.

Counselling has also been proven to be more effective than pharmacotherapy in dealing with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and most people prefer counselling than taking anti-depressants. For this reason, counselling is generally more cost effective when compared to other types of therapy like pharmacotherapy.

 

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