What is therapy and counselling?

Therapy offers you a safe, confidential place to talk about your life and anything that may be confusing, painful or uncomfortable. It allows you to talk with someone who is trained to listen attentively and to help you improve things.

How will therapy make me feel?

Therapy is a very personal process. Sometimes it is necessary to talk about painful feelings or difficult decisions, so you may go through a period of feeling worse than when you started. However, therapy should enable you to feel better in the long-run.

If you do experience a period of feeling worse, talk to your therapist about it to ensure you get the best out of your therapy.

05 May

In the news

27 Nov 2013

Increase in students counselling.

The number of students seeking counselling support at Glasgow University has more than doubled in the last four years, the largest increase seen within the UK.

There was an average increase of a third in demand for counselling at universities throughout the UK in the last four years, according to a study by Help me Investigate. Glasgow University has seen the number of students registered with CAPS rise from 512 students in 2008-9 to 1251 in 2012-13. Glasgow University has the longest waiting list of the universities in the UK, with 239 people on it.

This increase has raised concerns that the University�s provision of the Counselling and Psychological Services (CAPS) is not sufficient for the demand of students.

07 May

From the blog

25 Nov 2013

Fish oils to treat ADHD?

A new study suggests omega fish oil supplements could improve symptoms of ADHD.

New research has found that fish oil supplements could work just as well as prescribed drugs, such as Ritalin to help improve brain function in hyperactive youngsters.

In the trial � which has been published in the Journal of Attention Disorders � 90 children who had been recently diagnosed with ADHD were tested over the course of 12 months.

What is therapy and counselling?

Therapy offers you a safe, confidential placeto talk about your life and anything that maybe confusing, painful or uncomfortable. Itallows you to talk with someone who is trainedto listen attentively and to help you improvethings.

Therapy is a very personal process. Sometimesit is necessary to talk about painful feelings ordifficult decisions, so you may go through aperiod of feeling worse than when you started.

However, therapy should enable you to feelbetter in the long-run.


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What can counselling help with?

Talking therapies, such as counselling, can be used to treat many different health conditions including:

  • depression
  • anxiety
  • borderline personality disorder (BPD)
  • obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • long-term illnesses
  • eating disorders, such as anorexia nervosa and bulimia
  • drug misuse


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What is therapy and counselling?

Therapy offers you a safe, confidential placeto talk about your life and anything that maybe confusing, painful or uncomfortable. Itallows you to talk with someone who is trainedto listen attentively and to help you improvethings.

Therapy is a very personal process. Sometimesit is necessary to talk about painful feelings ordifficult decisions, so you may go through aperiod of feeling worse than when you started.

However, therapy should enable you to feelbetter in the long-run.


Read more here