What is Counselling?

What is Counselling?

Counselling is a form of talking therapy provided by trained therapists that provide a safe, non-judgmental environment for people to discuss their problems, worries, and difficult feelings. The ultimate aim of counselling is to empower clients to make their own choices, reach their own decisions, and act upon them.

What to expect from me

As a therapist, I offer a confidential and professional service designed to help you explore and address personal, emotional, or psychological issues in a supportive environment. Together, we will engage in structured conversations that aim to facilitate self-understanding, personal growth, and the resolution of specific problems.

When you enter counselling with me, you can expect a space where your privacy is respected, ensuring that anything discussed remains between us. This confidentiality allows you to express your thoughts and feelings freely, without fear of judgment. I will provide empathy and support, creating a non-judgmental environment where you can delve into your concerns openly.

The way I work

Using evidence-based techniques, I will guide you through your issues, helping you navigate your challenges and encouraging self-reflection and personal insight. This process aids in understanding the underlying issues and patterns in your thoughts and behaviours. Together, we will set specific goals, whether it's improving your mental health, managing stress, or resolving particular problems.

How will you benefit from counselling?

Engaging in counselling offers numerous benefits. It can significantly improve your mental health, alleviating symptoms of depression, anxiety, and other conditions. You'll gain a deeper understanding of yourself and your motivations, enhancing your self-awareness. Counselling provides practical strategies to manage stress, anxiety, and other challenges, helping you develop better coping skills. It can also strengthen your relationships by improving communication and resolving conflicts, both personally and professionally. Ultimately, counselling fosters personal growth, building resilience, confidence, and emotional intelligence.

Counselling can benefit anyone facing challenges in their personal or professional life. Whether you’re dealing with stress, anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, significant life changes, or simply seeking personal growth and self-improvement, counselling offers valuable support.


Gain a deeper understanding of yourself and your thought patterns. Through guided exploration, you'll uncover the roots of your challenges and learn how to take control of your responses.

Practical Skills

Counselling equips you with practical techniques that you can apply in your everyday life. These skills help you manage stress, tackle anxiety, overcome phobias, and more.

Lasting Change

The insights you gain and the skills you develop are not just for the therapy room – they're for life. You'll carry these tools with you, enabling you to continue your personal growth journey long after our sessions conclude.

Working With Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

Issues I work with



Anger Management



Career Counselling

Chronic Illness


Eating Disorders

Grief, Loss, and Bereavement

Issues Relating to Sexuality


Low Confidence & Low Self-Esteem



Panic Attacks

Problems with Family or School Life

Relationship Problems

Sleep Issues

Trauma and Post-Traumatic Stress

Young Persons Counselling

and many more

This isn't a race. Healing and progress take time, but simply by looking for help, you have already taken the first step in change.

Contact me to find out more.

© Dawn McGuire Counselling

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