What Counselling is:
Counselling facilitates change. Most people seek counselling because they are lost, stuck or unhappy; they are aware enough to know they feel this way and have the courage to seek help.
Counselling presents the opportunity to truly be heard and create effective solutions.
Counselling assists people in becoming aware of what's happening within them and within their relationships so they can best decide what needs to change and how to initiate this change.
What Counselling is not:
Counselling is not advice, it is not a dialogue.
Counselling is not just a friendly conversation; it is where the client discusses his or her issues in an atmosphere of confidentiality and non-judgment.
The counsellor may offer suggestions based on theory, practice and experience, however the client is the expert in his or her own life.