Counselling with BREMAR

At BREMAR we understand that making that first step to avail of support services can be extremely daunting. Our aim is to provide a safe, homely and friendly environment to put our clients at ease. Counselling is a type of talking therapy that allows a person to talk about their problems and feelings in a confidential and dependable environment.

The aim of counselling is to help you deal with and overcome issues that are causing emotional pain or making you feel uncomfortable. We can provide a safe and regular space for you to talk and explore difficult feelings.

Your counsellor is there to support you and respect your views. They won't usually give advice, but will help you find your own insights into and understanding of your problems.

Counselling can often involve talking about difficult or painful feelings and, as you begin to face them, initially, this may be challenging in some ways, however, with the help and support of your therapist, you should gradually start to feel better.

In most cases, it takes a number of sessions before the counselling starts to make a difference, and a regular commitment is required to make the best use of the therapy.

BREMAR - "Helping you to work through and understand your feelings and emotions"

Counselling can help you:

  • Cope with a bereavement or relationship breakdown
  • Cope with redundancy or work-related stress
  • Explore issues such as sexual identity
  • Deal with issues preventing you achieving your ambitions
  • Deal with feelings of depression or sadness, and have a more positive outlook on life
  • Deal with feelings of anxiety, helping you worry less about things
  • Understand yourself and your problems better
  • Feel more confident
  • Develop a better understanding of other people's points of view


Counselling with BREMAR

What is counselling used for?

Talking therapies such as counselling can be used to help with many different mental health conditions, including:

  • depression
  • anxiety
  • borderline personality disorder (BPD)
  • obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • long-term illnesses
  • eating disorders, such as anorexia and bulimia
  • drug misuse

We will focus on you and listen without judgment or criticism. We may help you find out about how you could deal with your problems, but we will not tell you what to do. For counselling to be effective, you need to build a trusting and safe relationship with your counsellor. If you feel that you and your counsellor aren't getting on, or that you're not getting the most out of your sessions, you should discuss this with them, or you can look for another counsellor.

What to expect from counselling During your counselling sessions, you'll be encouraged to express your feelings and emotions. By discussing your concerns with you, the counsellor can help you gain a better understanding of your feelings and thought processes, as well as identifying ways of finding your own solutions to problems.

Attitudes to therapy In 2014 the BACP carried out some research to find out more about people's attitudes towards counselling and psychotherapy. Some of the key findings included:

  • 28% of people have consulted a counsellor or psychotherapist (up from 21% in 2010)
  • 54% of respondents said that they, a family member, friend or work colleague have consulted a counsellor or psychotherapist
  • 69% of people think the world would be a better place if people talked about their feelings more


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