What is Counselling?

Counselling is a process which aims to facilitate your understanding of yourself and aspects of your life more clearly so that you can make more informed choices about how you want to live. It is helping you use more of your resources.

Counselling is about change, and as such, it can be difficult to go through. Even changes that are wanted inevitably involve having some difficult feelings along with the more comfortable ones.

Counselling happens when two people clearly agree to enter into a relationship in which one of them is identified as the client and the other as the counsellor, who is trained as a skilled listener.

What is Person-centred Counselling?

Briefly, this means that I believe that you have within you the strength and resources that you need to work through a particular difficulty, and find what you might do in the best way for you and others around you. I also believe, however, that a person finds this easier when it is facilitated by someone who is being genuine, accepting and respects them unconditionally as a person.

Why Counselling?

Most people, at some time in their life, experience difficulties. The reasons people seek the help of a counsellor are diverse and varied and you may relate to one or some of the issues that I have worked through with clients:

  • Bereavement or loss
  • Problems at work
  • Redundancy
  • Infertility
  • Spiritual issues
  • Traumatic life changing events
  • Relationships
  • Illness
  • Retirement
  • Cultural issues

I have also worked with people who are experiencing symptoms that they do not necessarily understand the origin of, such as:

Anxiety, panic attacks, suicidal feelings, low self-esteem, loss of confidence, stress, depression, fear, guilt, anger.

Helen Walley


Close to main road routes.

Phone: 07725 740408
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  • MBACP (Accred)
  • ACC Member
  • Dip. Counselling and Psychotherapy
  • Adv. Dip. CBT methods
  • Adv. Dip. in Counselling Supervision
  • Cert. in Reflective Practice and Pastoral Supervision
  • Adv. Dip. Pastoral Studies
  • Member of the Association for Pastoral Supervision and Education (APSE)