Counselling involves discussing personal experiences and issues with a person who is trained to listen in a safe and confidential place.
Many people find it helps to talk about themselves and their concerns in a way that you often can’t do with family and friends.
Look for a counsellor who is a member of a national body such as the British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) or the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP).
Looking for a private counsellor? Go to the It’s Good to Talk website.