What is counseling?

What is counseling? 

Counseling is a conversational exchange between a counselor and client. Simply put, it’s a process where the counselor asks relevant questions, and listens and supports as the client develops a new level of self understanding by talking about thoughts, feelings and experiences. The main goal is to (re)gain a sense of balance in life by discussing certain situations, emotions, relationships, or any other area of one’s life. Counseling can be helpful when:

  • You feel restlessness or stress about a certain situation, a relationship or yourself
  • You feel stuck and you don’t know how to move on or develop
  • You want to make sense of who you are
  • You want someone to listen to you without judgment
  • You feel overwhelmed by thoughts and/or emotions



Counseling at work (in Dutch)