What Is Counselling?

Counselling is often used as a generic term for all talking therapies but is a therapy in its own right.

Counselling is a talking therapy where you talk in confidence to a counsellor to help you find ways to deal with difficulties in your life.

Counsellors may follow a specific model, but many counsellors integrate more than one model, along with elements of therapeutic approaches such as person-centred, solution focused or CBT approaches. Counselling is recommended by NICE (National Institute of Clinical Excellence) if you:

  • are struggling to cope with a long-term condition
  • have chronic pain
  • are having fertility problems
  • have depression
  • are struggling with bereavement and loss
  • are struggling adapting to change
  • are struggling with identity issues
  • are experiencing relationship problems

What happens in counselling ?

A counselling session is  time set aside for you and your therapist to talk about the issues that have
made you seek therapy. A  safe place to talk  and explore your difficulties.  

Counselling might include talking about past and present life events, your feelings, emotions,
relationships, ways of thinking and patterns of behaviour. Your counsellor  will help you look
at your concerns and help you to identify the best course of action for you, which might be helping you to resolve your difficulties or to find ways of coping.

Accredited Counsellors​

At Feel Well Therapy our Counsellors will have either an advanced Diploma or degree in Counselling from a course provider verified by the BACP (British Association of Counselling Psychotherapies). They will accredited with the BACP and be experienced clinicians. 

Meet The Team

Barry Seeger


I am an experienced clinician with over 11 years of experience working as a counsellor. I have a diploma in counselling, and degree in person-centred counselling.

I also have additional training in Counselling for depression.

Join Our Team

Are you an accredited and experienced Counsellor and interested to join our network of affiliate therapists?

If so please get in touch with our Clinical Lead Michelle Webster via our contact page as we would love to talk to you.