What is Counselling
Counselling is a talking therapy.
Within therapy a trained psychotherapist will listen to you and by working together, you and your therapist can work through the emotional problems you wish to take to therapy.
Counselling takes place in a confidential space, where you can process your thoughts and emotions in depth.
Your therapist will not tell you what to do, but will listen and encourage you to talk about your inner most feelings, to get to the root cause of your problems. In this way your patterns of behaviour or ways of thinking may be identified. With this awareness, changes will happen and goals can be achieved.
Counselling is flexible, for instance sessions could be face to face, by telephone or Skype, as an individual or a couple. Your therapist knows that everyone is unique and with this in mind may use many models of therapy, such as, creative, CBT, Psychodynamic, Gestalt, Person-Centred or Existential therapies.
How Counselling can Help You
Counselling can be beneficial to anyone who would like to explore their feelings and emotions, or for anyone wanting to resolve current or past issues, with an objective professional rather than a friend or relative.
Counselling is a journey, and it takes time, committment and consistency to work effectively. One session is generally not enough. Attending regular counselling sessions is advised to make the most of the process.
The counselling process can be difficult. Exploring painful events and upsetting emotions can make you feel worse at first, this is part of the process, after a while you should start to feel the effects of counselling and feel better able to move forward. Counselling is not a quick fix, some sessions will feel more useful than others, but this does not mean the journey has come to an end.
Key to successful counselling is the relationship between therapist and client.
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