Counselling can be face to face, over the telephone or online. Your individual circumstances will influence your decision, for example you may have a particular preference that works best for you.
Face to Face Counselling
Face to face counselling is normally the option chosen as it easily enables a connection to be made. Humans need interaction and connection, and this aids the process of counselling.
Counselling is where a therapist sees a client in a confidential setting in order to explore a difficulty the client is having. The counsellor works in a principled way adhering to a Code of Ethics and is properly trained and qualified.
The counsellor will strive to maintain the counselling relationship by listening non-judgementally, by showing that they are understanding, and by being honest in the relationship. The counsellor will be non-directive and allow the client to lead the process, after all, it is the client who knows themselves best of all.