Counselling is a confidential and non-judgmental form of ‘talk therapy’ whereby an individual, couple or family meet with a trained professional counsellor to talk about issues and problems that they are facing in their lives.
Counselling can provide you with the opportunity to share your views, be heard and gain new perspectives on your situation and experiences, and is very useful to gain clarity surrounding issues.
Together with your counsellor you can begin to identify and work towards achieving the desired outcomes and goals for counselling.
According to 20/20: A Vision for the Future of Counselling, the delegates comprised of 31 counselling organisations agreed upon a unified definition of counselling:
Professional counselling is a professional relationship that empowers diverse individuals, families, and groups to accomplish mental health, wellness, education, and career goals.