How Counselling works

How Counselling Works

During a counselling  session, you are encouraged to talk  about your feeling and experiences. Talking to friends and family is helpful but you may find it difficult to open up fully about your issues. The reason behind this is that you may find that they may be judgemental or you may be worried about their emotions. Talking to a professional counsellor can mean that you do not have to deal with these issues. Talking about your feelings and issues can help you to explore and identify issues that are causing problems and also it can help you to set goals to to deal with those issues. After expressing your feelings and talking about your issues, you should gradually start to feel better with the help and support of your therapist. (NHS)

OECNI ( One Eighty Counselling NI) accepts self referrals,  referrals from GP, Workplace, Community outreach and other organisations. You can refer yourself by sending an email, text or calling directly. Firstly, upon receiving your referral, an appointment is allocated as soon as possible. Then, during first session an initial assessment is carried out. Next, you will be offered a weekly  time slot for counselling sessions. These sessions last approximately 50 minutes. The number of sessions depends on the issues presented and this is reviewed frequently. Our counsellor uses various therapies to assist you with your needs including tools and techniques from CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy). Counselling is offered face to face, online and via telephone. If you have further queries about counselling process please get in touch.  Finally, OECNI would like to thank you visiting our website.