|Counsellors don't ever give advice of the "I'd
leave university if I was you" variety since the purpose of counselling is
to help you make your own decision.
They will never make a moral decision about the course of action you ought
They may sum up what they understand you have been saying so far in order to
help you move on and form a plan of action.
They can offer pointers to how others have successfully dealt with common
problems and may also make suggestions of the "have you thought of the
These suggestions will be drawn from their training in what is helpful and
their experience of what has helped others and of course can be rejected if
you feel they are unhelpful.
Will the counsellor give me advice?
Do I have to pay?
What will the counsellor think of me -
will they think badly of me for getting into a mess?
How can it be right to be in need of
Doesn't asking for counselling mean
What if I still feel ashamed of my
How confidential is counselling?
What are the limits of confidentiality?
Should I be worried about the limits
Where can I get further information?
Does it work for everybody?
What if I definitely want a male or
Will the counsellor have experienced
problems like mine?
Wouldn't I be better to try and sort
it out for myself?
What about talking to my friends?
Some people have suggested I just
have a stiff drink and pull myself together.
Does seeing a counsellor mean I am
Is counselling like psychiatry?