Counselling is an umbrella term that covers a range of talking therapies in which individuals are provided with a safe and supportive environment to explore problems they are experiencing in their lives. Problems faced may centre around a specific issue, numerous conflicts, or the need to simply gain greater confidence. Counselling can help overcome the feelings of embarrassment and fear of upsetting those we love that can sometimes make it difficult to talk to friends and family. Talking to a trained professional can help you look at problems from a different perspective and equip you with the necessary strategies to overcome problems effectively.