Help and support Counselling and Therapeutic Services Different therapies Trauma Informed Counselling Counselling Philosophy The Counselling and Therapeutic Services Team will: respect your rights as an individual to make and live by your own life choices. encourage and support self-directed change through exploration, choice, decision and action. believe in your strengths and abilities to overcome adversity and to find within yourself the tools to affect positive change within your own life. provide an environment in which you feel safe both physically and emotionally. feel comfortable exploring your difficulties and expressing your true thoughts and feelings in an atmosphere of safety, mutual respect, acceptance and belief. offer an emotional space to build on your strengths and potential for personal change.