Counselling is the process that aims at helping an individual, a couple, a family, a group of people to resolve conflicts, to make decisions, to confront crises, to improve relationships and to deal with personal, social, psychological problems or difficulties in general.
The process takes place in a professional setting by a properly trained counsellor.
It is usually of a certain number of sessions and can be implemented at various settings such as schools, work, hospitals, private practices etc.
Although it is, many times, confused with psychotherapy, or the two concepts are used interchangeably, there are differences between them. The more characteristic being the duration and the focusing on a specific issue. Counselling usually refers to a brief treatment that centres around behaviour patterns. Psychotherapy focuses on working with clients for a longer-term and draws from insight into emotional problems and difficulties.
We offer counselling services to adolescents and adults from any culture, ethnicity, gender, sexuality or religion.
The issues, for which we can offer counselling services vary, and may include the following:
- Relationship issues with spouses, mates, children, friends, relatives, work collaborators
- Pre-marriage, prenatal & new baby birth issues
- Increased Anxiety issues
- Loss and bereavement issues
- Separation and divorce issues
- Self-esteem issues
- Life transitions & adjustment issues
- Domestic spouse conflict, abuse/violence issues
- Physical or/and sexual abuse issues
- Various addiction issues (legal & illegal drugs, internet & video games, gambling, etc.)*
- Eating habits issues
- Mood difficulties
- Personality issues
- Somatic symptoms attributed to psychological causes
- Gender dysphoria issues
The counselling services we offer are:
- Individual counselling
- Couples counselling
- Family counselling
- Group counselling
- Specialised addiction counselling *
* For the specialised addiction counselling you can read more here