What is Counselling?

Counselling is a type of talking therapy that allows a person to talk about their problems and feelings in a confidential and dependable environment. Counselling aims to help you deal with and overcome issues that are causing emotional pain or making you feel uncomfortable.

Most people, from time to time, experience difficulties and painful events in their lives. They may be dealing with a particular crisis or life transition, struggling to cope with relationship difficulties, or experiencing general feelings of unhappiness and confusion.

Part of being human means that we can experience stress, anxiety, disillusionment, fear, loss and meaninglessness at any time in our lives. We can also find ourselves facing difficult life situations, transitions and adjustments. Any of these can become overwhelming and bring with them a sense of confusion, helplessness or powerlessness.

At the Arch Clinic we can provide you with a safe, supportive and confidential environment to explore issues and challenges you currently have in your life. We can assist you in discovering new possibilities and choices for your life and, when ready, support you to make changes if you so desire.

Personal Counselling:

  • Find clarity around complex issues or decision
  • Work through challenging relationship and parenting issues
  • Overcome the legacy of negative parenting
  • Find personal meaning and purpose
  • Identify and challenge the ‘inner critic’
  • Build confidence, compassion and esteem
  • Adjust to unexpected or unwanted life changes such as a health diagnosis
  • Live with stress, depression, meaninglessness, anxiety
  • Understand and work towards changing emotional/comfort eating (or other unwanted) behaviours

Workplace Counselling:

  • Work through the impact of workplace stress and burnout
  • Address workplace tensions and conflicts
  • Build management and leadership skills
  • Challenges of working in the third sector, charities and social change environment

What Issues does counselling cover?

  • Anxiety and Generalised Anxiety Disorder
  • Panic attacks
  • Bereavement
  • Confidence issues
  • Depression
  • Insomnia
  • Low self esteem
  • Motivational issues
  • Post-Traumatic Stress (PTSD)
  • Paranoia
  • Psychological recovery from injury or accident