Why Is Counselling Important?

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The conversation around mental health is more open now than it ever has been before, and athletes, celebrities and other people are starting to speak more freely about mental health and their own personal struggles.

There is a reason why so many people are discussing their experience and are seeking counselling – the primary argument is the fact that it works!

At Newcastle Psychologist & Counselling, our trained counsellors in Newcastle Upon Tyne offer effective face to face and online counselling in a supportive environment to help people overcome a range of problems using a variety of therapy approaches.

As well as individual talking therapies, family therapy, couples counselling and specific child counselling and child psychology services are available, and are able to help people of all ages experiencing a variety of situations.

Here are some of the proven benefits of counselling:

Counselling Helps With a Range of Issues

Connection is a key cornerstone to positive mental health.

Mental health is so multi-faceted and changeable that counselling can be beneficial to people of all ages, from children to adults, families and couples, at some stage in their life. Some people even make regular counselling part of a wellbeing maintenance plan.

If you require a tailored approach or have a specific difficulty, different therapy types (such as Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy, Compassion Focused Therapy or Acceptance & Commitment Therapy) might be the best type of counselling for you.

All of our specialist counsellors in Newcastle Upon Tyne are experienced and trained to help with a range of difficulties and can support you in overcoming problems such as depression, stress, anxiety, bereavement and loss, trauma, and many more.

Working with a counsellor who specialises in your difficulty can help you overcome your problems more effectively and help you get back on track quicker.

Counselling Help You Learn Coping Skills for Life

The coping skills learned through counselling help to boost your self-esteem and ability to rely on yourself in the long term.

Counselling also empowers you with a greater sense of self-awareness regarding your beliefs, values and thinking patterns.

Where necessary, your counsellor can teach you how to challenge unhelpful thinking patterns using approaches such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), or can help you develop care and compassion for yourself using approaches such as Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) or Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT).

Working with a counsellor (such as the counsellors at Newcastle Psychologist & Counselling) can also help with relapse prevention and help you develop a longer term plan for your wellness so that you can feel better and stay well for longer.

Counselling Provides a Non-Judgemental Other

Counselling is also important to help give people an outlet for difficulties that they might otherwise feel unsafe or unable to discuss with other people in their life.

Since the therapeutic relationship exists for you to explore your thoughts and feelings in relation to your problems, you will have a non-judgemental and confidential space in which you can say what you want without judgement and be heard and understood.

The objectivity and impartiality of a counsellor is helpful in being able to offer you different perspectives on your situation, so that you can come to a new understanding of your problem based on psychological thinking that has your best interest in mind.

This can help you work through your problems in a more structured and rational way.

Contact Us Today

If you think you would benefit from seeing one of our experienced counsellors in Newcastle Upon Tyne or online, contact us by filling in the box below or call us on 07966 645 198 today.

Dr Stuart Sadler (Chartered Psychologist)

Best wishes,

Dr Stuart Sadler

Lead Clinical Psychologist

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