There is no 'typical' person for whom counselling can be helpful. The most important thing is whether or not you want to change and are open to looking at the possibilities and choices you have to make.
At some time in your life you may feel stuck and want to evaluate where you are in your life, where you want to be and how to get there. Counselling offers this in a safe, supporting and non-judgemental space. This in turn allows you the opportunity to explore your thoughts and feelings and to make sense of your individual circumstances.
A counsellor will not give advice but creates a therapeutic relationship in which you as an individual or a couple will find the capacity to use that relationship for your change, your growth and your personal development. This relationship will allow you to trust your inner resources and be able to face future life decisions and choices on your own.
When you feel in need of counselling it is important that you choose someone who is caring, empathic and someone you feel able to trust. It is also important that the counsellor has the proper training and experience. It is useful to find someone who is a member of BACP
. They have a set of standards that their members must satisfy and a code of conduct and ethics that members must adhere to.