Counselling means enabling people to look more closely at their problems and clarifying them. People need counselling when they are experiencing a crisis in their lives.
There are certain situations including bereavement, illness, loss of employment and relationship breakdown that are likely to constitute a crisis for the majority of people.
The overall aim of counselling is to provide clients with opportunities to work in self-defined ways, towards living in more satisfying and resourceful ways as individuals and as members of the broader society.
GCAB has developed a Counselling Referral system where clients who might benefit from counselling are referred to a qualified counsellor to undergo therapeutic work. GCAB clients who are on benefits or unemployed are given free counselling by qualified counselling professionals.