Misconceptions About Counselling

There are many misconceptions about what counselling is and isn’t.


Counselling is:

A skilled activity, helping you to help yourself

Talking to a professional with a qualification

An intervention of proven effectiveness

A comfortable private environment where you can talk

An excellent early intervention when things start to go wrongTake your power back.

A way to ask for some help for yourself

Counselling is not:

Tea and sympathy

Someone telling you what to do

A do gooder just listening

Just for conditions that a GP would give a diagnosis for

Just a hope that it works

Lying on a couch, telling someone in a white coat your problems

Just for difficulties that are severe and have troubled you for years

Just about being sent to see someone because you have got a problem