Understanding Counselling

WHAT IS COUNSELLING?

Counselling is the process of exploring and making sense of your concerns within a safe, secure and confidential environment provided by a qualified professional counsellor. A regular space and time just for you where you can talk about what worries you, understand what you are experiencing, connect with your feelings and find your true self. Engaging in therapy can be hugely restorative and transformative.

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WHEN MIGHT YOU NEED COUNSELLING?

The need for counselling might arise when you start feeling that life changes are becoming too overwhelming to manage or that things are getting on top of you in various areas of your life and find difficult to understand your experiences, thoughts, emotions and behaviours. Maybe you just want to look into a particular issue that keeps recurring or to work on self-exploration in search of the meaning for identity and purpose in life.

AS YOUR COUNSELLOR

I can help you to make sense of what you are bringing into the counselling sessions and hold any feelings, thoughts or needs that you might experience through this process without judgement or prejudice. I work in a non-directive manner, this means that it is you who decides what you want to talk about and when you feel that you are ready to explore your difficulties in-depth. As we are building a working relationship based on trust and openness, we will be able to unpack and reflect on what is going on for you, to empower you to make decisions and choices that work for you, to enable you to make changes to improve your circumstances and, to foment personal growth.

THE COUNSELLING SESSIONS

Counselling is a process that it is unique and personal to you. To make therapy most effective it is recommended that the sessions are held weekly, usually on the same day and time. The length of therapy will be dependent on the nature of your concerns, your commitment to the sessions and your engagement to the process. Embarking in the journey of counselling might feel a bit ‘bumpy’ at times. But it is during the process of manoeuvring these difficult moments when the movement towards healing and wellbeing begins. At different times of the therapy, we will be reviewing if counselling is helping you to meet your goals and whether new objectives need to be set or adjusted.

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