One Step Further
Counselling is an umbrella term for many types of talking therapy. It is difficult to know which one to choose when we feel the need to talk to someone about very personal and private matters.
Talking to an independent counsellor with whom you can feel safe and supported is vital as is feeling that your issues will be listened to in an empathic and non judgemental way.
Many counsellors choose to be members of an organisation such as the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)
In order to be a member of these organisations a counsellor needs to work to strict guidelines to ensure they are working in a confidential and safe manner. See www.bacp.co.uk for more information.