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How can counselling help?

Counselling provides a regular time to discuss the problems you have in detail with a counsellor. Your counsellor will help you find solutions or options to help you move forward and cope with what is happening in your life. It’s often a relief to talk openly to someone you don’t know about your problems, in confidence.

At times we turn to our family, friends or significant people in our lives to talk through things that are troubling us or causing concern. Counselling is similar; however the focus of the relationship is to support you. You don’t have to worry about how the person you are talking to is feeling or to support them in return for their help. Face-to-face counselling will typically be for one hour a week.

When you call Lifeline you can speak to a trained counsellor who will listen to you and give you the help and support you need, in confidence. The Lifeline counsellor can then arrange for you to access counselling. If you are already receiving counselling on a regular basis the Lifeline counsellor can advise you on how to get the most out of counselling.