High School of Dundee
Counselling is a form of talking therapy.
We will encourage you to talk about your thoughts, feelings and behaviours, by providing you with a therapeutic and safe place to speak in a non-judgemental environment. We aim to help you make sense of things and understand yourself better by equipping you to either resolve complicated feelings or find ways to live with them. This will enable you to recognise unhelpful thinking or behaviour patterns and find ways to change them.
Each counselling session lasts around 50 minutes. You and your counsellor will meet weekly and after 6 weeks you will both decide if it’s time to end or continue for another 6 weeks. Your thoughts, and feelings are private to you and your counsellor will not share them with anyone. Counselling is not recorded on your medical records.
If, however, you disclose that you are at risk, that you intend to harm someone else or that someone you know is at risk, they will discuss ways that they can best help or resolve the situation.