What is Counselling?

Counselling can be defined as the provision of professional assistance and guidance in resolving personal or psychological problems. Counselling is a form of talking therapy. As a trainee you may be struggling to cope with hardships in your personal life alongside the tough demands of your work life. Through counselling you can gain a better understanding of your feelings and thought processes helping you find your own solutions to the challenges you are facing.

These problems might include:

  • Bereavement
  • Stress
  • Anxiety
  • Difficult Relationships
  • Coping with a physical or mental health condition

Who delivers Counselling?

We use a wide range of external providers who deliver one to one support for 6 hours of counselling. These professionals are not clinicians however they have vast experience of post graduate medical training. 95% of trainees who have completed our online survey agreed that the support they received helped them progress in training. The support is tailored to you and you will get out exactly what you put in.

If you have any further queries about counselling, please email our shared inbox: psw.em@hee.nhs.uk

Please note that though all support packages are free of charge to the trainee, if a trainee requests for additional sessions it may be asked that the trainee self-funds these additional sessions.

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