Gary Baker Counselling Services

Counselling FAQs

What is counselling?

  • Counselling is a "talking therapy" that takes place in a safe, non-judgemental environment.
  • It provides you with an opportunity to discuss your concerns with an independent person.
  • Although a human relationship and at times reminiscent of friendship the counselling relationship is strictly professional.
  • Counsellors provide challenges and information, but do not advise you on how to live your life.

Do I need counselling?

  • Counselling can offer fresh perspectives on how you see yourself and your life.
  • If your concerns are impacting on how you live your life talking to a counsellor can help lighten your burden.

What can counselling do for me?

  • You can develop and strengthen your coping strategies which can help you manage:
    • Feelings of worthlessness
    • Long or short-term bouts of sadness (depression) Alcohol or other drug problems
    • Anger issues / Work stress
    • Unsatisfactory personal relationships
    • Current or past experience of abuse or bullying
    • Loss of interest and direction in life
  • You can seek counselling for anything that is important to you.

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