If you decide to attend counselling or psychotherapy it can be helpful to note that people seek counselling and psychotherapy for many reasons. Usually it is because individuals have encountered distressing or stressful situations which they would like to talk about with someone other than family or friends.
The aim of counselling is to provide time and attention to help you to define for yourself the nature of the problems you are facing. In doing this you can make decisions about what you can do to reduce the impact of these problems on yourself or on those around you. It can also help to bring about the confidence and skills needed to gain new perspectives and a deeper understanding of what is happening for you.
Counselling in HIV Ireland is provided free of charge.