What is Talking Therapy?
Talking Therapy can help to address emotional difficulties by talking to a trained person in order to work through negative ways of feeling, thinking and behaving. Talking Therapy can build confidence, self esteem, self understanding and promote a more positive outlook which can help to gain greater control of life.
Types of Talking Therapies
The Mind website has a list of the different types of talking therapies along with other information you may find interesting when thinking about accessing services click here!
More information can be found at British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy(BACP) and Mental Health Foundation.
Please be aware that some of the publications available on these sites do incur a charge.
What is Counselling?
Counselling is a Talking Therapy that gives the opportunity to talk about experiences or events that have been affecting the way you feel. Common themes are stress, relationships, change, loss and distressing traumatic events.
Counselling helps people sort out their thoughts and feelings about their concerns to enable change.
How Confidential is Counselling?
The content of counselling sessions is confidential unless something is shared with the counsellor that he/she cannot keep private. Here are the most usual reasons:
Where you give permission to share information
Where a practitioner is compelled by a court of law
Where the information is of such a gravity that confidentiality cannot be maintained, this includes where it is felt there is a real possibility of harm to yourself or others, in cases of fraud, crime or terrorism
The counsellor contracts and discusses this conditional confidentiality with you at the first appointment.
Also all counsellors have clinical counselling supervision where they discuss their client work with a counselling supervisor.
The British Association from Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)
The BACP have developed some key facts for you to read concerning good practice in counselling and psychotherapy which may answer your initial questions.
There site can also help you access a local BACP registered counsellor in your area. Click here!
Click here to access the relevant information if you have concerns about your therapy
Mental Health related pages:
Choose an area for local support information
Talking Therapies in South Tyneside
How to Refer to Services
Although several of the organisations in the South Tyneside area offer similar services they will all have their own routines and procedure.
Please click on the name of the organisation below to access information about how their own referral system works:
North East Counselling Service
Women’s Health in South Tyneside
Women’s Health in South Tyneside (WHIST), Salus House, 33 Mile End Rd, South Shields, NE33 1TA Tel: 0191 4546959. This service covers all the GP Surgeries in South Tyneside. Click here to access their Counselling Leaflet.
Talking Therapies in Sunderland
How to Refer to Services
Although several of the organisations in the Sunderland offer similar services they will all have their own routines and procedures.
Please click on the name of the organisation below to access information about how their own referral system works.
The Children and Young People’s Counselling Service covers 11-25 years olds. We work with all 11-18 year olds who live in the City of Sunderland no matter who your GP is. Click here for more information about the project.