Keele University Counselling

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What is Counselling?

The provision of counselling services for employees has expanded significantly in recent years as organisations have recognised the value of this approach to staff support.  Counselling can help in working through those difficult issues we all face at work or in our personal lives, which affect our quality of life and well-being

Is it for me?

Counselling cannot solve all your problems and won’t have all the answers, but the counsellor will help you to focus on what is troubling you and help you to see the issues involved more clearly.  This insight can often enable us to make important choices in our lives instead of being powerless victims.

Counselling aims to address the cause of the problem rather than just treating the symptoms.

Counselling is a process that helps you to explore your feelings and thoughts about a situation or experience in your life.  The counsellor will help you to make your own decisions about what you do, and support you in putting them into practice.

What is a Counsellor?

Simply having someone to tell your troubles to can often be a great relief, but in the modern world people time and inclination to be good listeners are sometimes hard to find.

A counsellor is a trained listener who will not feel “put upon” or want to tell his or her problems in return.  However, a good counsellor will do more than just lend a sympathetic ear.  She/he will help us to understand the process by which we can become trapped in our own issues.

A counsellor will not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, physical disability, age, gender or sexual orientation.