Talking through how you are feeling, whats bothering you, whats happening in your life has been proven to help. Talking helps us to see things more clearly, possibly from a different view point, to put things into perspective, to develop a deeper understanding of whats happening. It helps and supports us through challenging and difficult times as well as helping us to develop personal understanding and insight.
There is a big difference between a professional counsellor and a person who uses some counselling skills as part of their role, for example their role as a friend or colleague. A professional counsellor is a highly trained individual who is able to use a different range of counselling approaches to help you..
Counselling is the process that occurs when a client and counsellor set aside time in order to explore how you are and what is happening with you.