We often think that bullying is something that just happens in our youth, during our school days and maybe in the playground. Unfortunately bullying is far more common than we may think. Bullying can occur at any age and can be everywhere. It could happen during any time of our life e.g. at school, at work, online, at home and many more.

Bullying can take many forms including:

  • physical assault
  • teasing
  • making threats
  • name calling
  • cyber bullying

Bullying can happen anywhere: at school, travelling to and from school, in sports teams, between neighbours or in the workplace. Bullying is very upsetting for people and some feel they can’t cope. If this becomes the case, speak with someone you trust and feel you can speak to for advice.

Counselling therefore helps the person understand what is happening and how to cope. Looking at assertiveness techniques in teaching the client how to confidently express their rights in an open and honest way and also using CBT allowing the person to alter their thought pattern.

Who can help you?

Counselling services in the North Coast Causeway area of Northern Ireland, we can offer you an initial telephone consultation for 15/20 minutes free of charge for you to discuss the reason you are seeking counselling.