Counselling is a process where an individual, couple or family meet with a trained
professional counsellor or
experienced/matured individual to talk about issues and problems that they are facing in their lives and
helping them find ways to deal
with such issues or other emotional issues. Counselling is confidential and non-judgmental.
It seems that the desire to help others is something that’s innate to the human soul. “Smile and the world smiles with you,” as they say. When we’ve experienced good fortune, we want to share it with the rest of the world. Too often, though, these good intentions get lost in an untrusting world simply because we don’t know where to start. For someone who thinks of helping others only in terms of giving away money, for instance, there are few truly good options.
Here at PDA Forum, our counselling session can help you cope with:
• a mental health condition, such as depression, anxiety or an eating disorder.
• an upsetting physical health condition, such as infertility, etc.
• a difficult life event, such as a bereavement, a relationship breakdown or work-related stress.
• difficult emotions – for example, low self-esteem or anger
• other issues, such as sexual identity or disorder
At your appointment, you'll be encouraged to talk about your feelings and emotions with a trained therapist,
who'll listen and support you
without judging or criticising.
The Counsellor can help you gain a better understanding of your feelings and thought processes, and find your own solutions to problems. But they won't usually give advice or tell you what to do.
Counselling can take place:
• face to face
• over the phone
• by email
• online through live chat services.