Counselling is an interaction in which the counsellor offers another person the time, attention and respect necessary to explore, discover and clarify ways of living more resourcefully and to his or her greater well being. Counselling is a way of empowering the client to cope with their current situation and help them explore ways to improve their situation.
The aim of counselling is to enable clients to take responsibility for their own lives and to remind him/her that they have choices. Counselling aims to make clients more decisive and better choosers and their situation. Counselling is about helping you to make sense of your thoughts and feelings so that you can then make decisions about what to do in order to bring about change in your life.
Areas in which counselling can help include: