See a general counsellor

Counsellor is a generic term used to describe various professionals who offer some type of talking therapy. 'Talking therapy' is a term that is sometime used to describe a range of treatments that involve discussing mental or emotional issues with a professional.

A counsellor may be a psychologist, nurse, social worker, occupational therapist, or they may have a specific counselling qualification. Counsellors can work in a variety of settings, including private practices, community health centres, schools and universities and youth services.

A counsellor can talk through different problems you may be experiencing and look for possible solutions. However, it is important to note that not all counsellors have specific training in treating mental health conditions, so it is important to ask about experience and qualifications.

A GP can usually provide contact details for counsellors in your area, or information about the range of counselling professionals and how to contact them can be found via the National Health Services Directory.