What is counselling?

Counselling is not just talking. It’s a systematic process. A qualified counsellor listens and helps you to find how to move through the problems you’re facing, develop new strengths and improve your wellbeing.

What can counselling do for me?

Counselling can help you:

  • Deal with difficult life events like bereavement or relationship problems
  • Process and resolve emotions like guilt, grief, anger, or sadness
  • Cope with a crisis
  • Work through conflict
  • Improve low self-esteem

Counselling at CABA

When you get in touch with CABA, you’ll talk to a specialist support officer. They’ll talk over the situation with you first, then refer you to our counselling service who will conduct an assessment and recommend the right support based on your individual needs. Counselling is available over the phone.

Finding a match

We take time to select the right person to match your own outlook and approach. It’s important that you feel completely comfortable talking to your counsellor to get the most benefit from your sessions. If this doesn’t happen, there’s always an option to switch counsellors.

What happens in a counselling session?

Sessions usually last around 45 minutes. You decide what you’d like to discuss and our counsellors draw on a wide range of techniques to help you move through whatever you’re facing. They can also direct you to other organisations for information, advice and support.

CABA provides lifelong support to past and present ICAEW members, ACA students, ICAEW staff and their close family members. Learn more about how to strengthen your mental wellbeing and support others on our dedicated hub.

If you’d like to know more about support from CABA, make an enquiry today or chat with a member of our Support team at caba.org.uk/letstalk.