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The Counsellor's Role

Updated: May 23, 2023



It can feel daunting when considering counselling for the first time. When you may be feeling at your most vulnerable.


I'm hoping by listing the following, it will give some reassurance.


A counsellor will;


Provide you with a safe, secure and confidential counselling environment


Agree a contract with you, the client, which includes dates, times, issues you want to discuss, explore and work through


Be non-judgemental, genuine, respectful, and encourage you to talk openly and honestly.


Listen to you, using full acceptance and empathy, which supports and helps you explore, understand and deal with your feelings, difficulties and situations more effectively. (whether practically or emotionally)


Assist you in evaluating your life, and helping you to develop strategies which help you either accept or, change your situation


Promote your 'Well-Being' and your independence, in the shortest possible time frame.


Work within the ethical guidelines of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists Ethical Framework.


Jane Kershaw Counselling offers free online first appointments for individual counselling. Face to face sessions are available thereafter.



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