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