Counselling is a confidential space in which to open up and explore thoughts and feelings about what has happened and how you would like to move on. It can help to talk to someone in confidence who doesn't know you and won't judge you. A counsellor is trained to help you explore your experience and will support and guide you to find a new perspective and direction.
There is some overlap between counselling and psychotherapy as both offer a therapeutic relationship in which to explore yourself. If a distinction is made it usually that counselling tends to be shorter term and issue specific. A person may seek counselling if they have lost their usual sense of wellbeing through a current issue like bereavement, postnatal illness, addiction, depression etc. The focus is mainly in the present and focused on recovery. Counselling training is shorter although a counsellor may be very experienced at what they do.
Counselling can help with: