What does counselling offer you?
“Psychotherapy and Counselling are professional activities that utilise an interpersonal relationship to enable people to develop self-understanding and to make changes in their lives.”
- Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia
Rather than diagnose and treat mental illness, counselling is about assisting people with normal difficulties of life and mild to moderate mental health problems and is best placed to assist people with developing and improving their well-being.
In other words, the process of counselling is to share a journey of discovering new ways of thinking which will help alleviate distress caused by the difficulties of life.