Counselling is type of talking therapy to help people to discuss an issue that is troubling them in a confidential and safe environment. Because counsellors are trained to listen and understand what the issue feels like for you, they can help you deal with troubling thoughts, feelings and behaviours. Counselling/psychological therapies are used to treat various health conditions such as anxiety, depression, bereavement, eating disorders and drug abuse. Counselling can help by allowing you to tell your story about what you think, feel and do. The safety, security and regularity of counselling sessions provide a time, place and space for you to explore difficult feelings. Talking about these difficult feelings might be threatening at first but with the help and support of your therapist, you should begin to feel better over time. Counselling might take place face-to-face, over the phone or in a group setting. Seek the format of support you feel best suits your needs.