A counsellor can help you get your life on track.
Our counsellors work confidentially and collaboratively with you to help you look at your personal or work issues with fresh eyes and experiment with new solutions.
Counselling is an investment in yourself, which can be used to help solve particular problems or for personal development.
Counselling is for anyone who wants to invest in getting their life on track.
Typical problems that people bring to counselling include low-mood, depression, feeling stuck or trapped, anxiety, stress, feeling unhappy at work, eating issues, over-doing drink, drugs, gambling or computers, relationship issues (work or personal), identity issues, family problems, bereavement, career uncertainty or dissatisfaction, life-stage issues (eg mid-life crisis, retirement), a sense of something being ‘not quite right’ or a desire for greater well-being or personal development.
The counsellor will be curious about you and your life.
The counsellor will listen to you, ask questions and will want to create a trustworthy and supportive relationship with you. They will be keen to understand the world from your point of view.
The counsellor will also want to work in a way that suits you – that helps you get the most from the session and that means you feel in control of the work being done.
“There is unequivocal evidence that, on average, psychological therapies have a positive effect on people’s mental health and well-being,” says Mick Cooper, professor of counselling research at the University of Strathclyde. And further scientific evidence shows that just under 8 out of 10 individuals who participate in counselling, improve more than someone who does not.
However, it should be noted some people will not benefit from counselling and some people will be better served with a referral to a specialist or to another counsellor or psychotherapist outside Cambridge Counselling Service.