What is Counseling?
Therapeutic counseling offers a client a safe and non-judgmental experience where one comes to work through troubling thoughts and life experiences. Counseling is a place to express deeply-felt thoughts and emotions without shame or judgement.
Counseling is a new experience that provides opportunities for people to
perceive themselves and life differently, to experience and express their
feelings differently, to behave in ways that are new for them.
(M.E.Cavanaugh, The Counseling Experience)
Counseling is also, and maybe most importantly, a confidential relationship with a therapist whom you trust. Your words and thoughts are kept safe in this therapeutic relationship.