What Is Counselling?

Counselling is a process which involves skills of caring and listening and prompting. A Counsellor will be supportive but give little or no direct advice, since the aim is to help the individual to develop insights into their own problems.

Through talking and sharing a person is helped to explore their thoughts, possibly difficult or painful feelings and related behaviours and there by reach a clearer self-understanding. During this exploration the person is helped to find and use their inner resources and strengths so that they can cope more effectively with life by making appropriate decisions and taking relevant action.

Longer term counselling tends to deal with more deep-seated personal issues which may bring about really profound changes and the healing of old hurts. In the process of therapy the person is encouraged to look closely at their past, their childhood and their relationships with their parents and other important people. This exploration helps increase awareness and understanding of current patterns and negative habits that may have become unconscious, daily habits and so lead to possible change and self-growth.

At Right Time Counselling we are able to offer Counselling from the age of 15 upwards.

Individual Counselling and Couples

At Right Time we are able to offer Individual Counselling or Couples Counselling. Both have an Initial assessment to see whether this is for you. All Counselling offered is with a commitment of six sessions to start with the option to make it opened (ie,ongoing)should it be required.

At Right Time our Counsellors are specialised to help you address many issues:

  • Lack of confidence and self esteem.
  • Difficulties in sustaining relationships.
  • Bereavement & other losses.
  • Physical illness/psychosomatic.
  • Difficulty in expressing feelings.
  • Loneliness.
  • Psycho-sexual problems.
  • Issues relating to abuse or childhood difficulties.
  • Depression.
  • Stress.
  • Not coping/feeling overwhelmed.
  • Anxiety.
  • Anger.
  • Issues relating to sleeping difficulties.
  • Issues relating to eating.
  • Issues relating to trauma.
  • Self harm.
  • Work related issues.
  • Relationship issues.
  • Addictions.

We have also amongst our team at Right Time a specialist in working with addictions such as drug or alcohol misuse, gambling and addiction-related relationship difficulties.