Sometimes people simply need a brief ‘helping hand’ to make useful changes in themselves or their situations. Short term counselling (from 4-12 sessions approximately) offers a problem-solving approach with specific difficulties. The counsellor’s role is to help you identify the relationship problem, emotional difficulty, work-related issue or other things causing you to feel overwhelmed. The counsellor will guide you, sometimes suggesting practical ‘homework’ in between sessions. Not everything will be solved but your self esteem and confidence will be boosted – you feel able to try further on your own. Sometimes you may need longer term psychotherapy.