Dunstable: 01582 608 400 
Leighton Buzzard: 01525 372 447 
info@woodsideclinic.co.uk 
 
 
Dunstable: 01582 608 400 
Leighton Buzzard: 01525 372 447 
 

Therapeutic Counselling in Leighton Buzzard - Dunstable 

What is therapeutic counselling? 

Therapeutic counselling offers a way of working through personal difficulties and stress to help you live a more rewarding and satisfying life. 
 
By providing an opportunity to talk confidentially and explore these difficulties, it can help you gain a new perspective on your situation, explore options for change and see a way forward. Therapeutic counselling can be highly effective in relieving tensions and inner conflicts by improving your emotional and mental well-being. 
How could therapeutic counselling help me? 
 
Some of the issues our clients use counselling for include: 
 
Depression and sadness 
Anxiety and fear 
Loneliness 
Relationship issues 
Stress – at home and work 
Panic, fears and phobias 
Abuse and violence 
Self-harming 
Anger and aggression 
Loss and bereavement 
Addiction 
Trauma 
Searching for meanings 
Lack of confidence 
Lack of self-esteem 
 
Theoretical approaches to counselling 
 
Counselling draws on different theories to address different issues. Our therapist usually practices a Person-Centred, humanistic approach. However, recognising that everyone is unique, they will draw on other therapeutic approaches including psychodynamic, cognitive behaviour therapy and mindfulness, depending on what’s best for you. 
 
The Person-Centred approach offers a confidential, non-judgemental, caring environment in which sensitive and personal issues can be explored, with a belief that each person… 
…Is unique and has the inner ability to reach their true potential 
…Deserves respect and is able to choose their own direction in life 
…Is the only person to know themselves fully 
What does counselling involve? 
 
Counselling involves a number of regular sessions each lasting about 50 minutes. Generally a course of six sessions is suggested although it could vary from 2 to 10 depending on your initial assessment. 
 
One of the key things your counsellor will do is to listen without judging you, giving you the freedom to express your feelings and emotions. Their role is also to help you to clarify these thoughts, giving you greater awareness of where you are in the present so you can identify how best to move forward and bring about change. In supporting you they’ll seek to help you to gain more control over your life, feel less overwhelmed by problems and establish the best choices to lead you where you want to be. 
 
How can I find out more? 
 
Our therapist is a member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BCAP). They will be happy to answer any further questions you might have and discuss how counselling could benefit you. 
 
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