What is Counselling
Counselling is primarily about surfacing perceptions, beliefs and behaviours so the client can understand themselves better. The aim is to move through problems and achieve a positive outcome in how they think/feel/act.
NZAC defines Counselling as "a process to resolve personal, social or psychological challenges and difficulties. A professional and well-trained counsellor helps clients to see things more clearly, possibly from a different view-point, and supports clients to focus on feelings, experiences or behaviour that will facilitate positive change".
The content of a counselling session is privileged information unless you give consent to disclose information.
You disclose information that you or someone you know is at risk of being harmed. Notably a child.
The session is couple counselling. In this case it will be assumed that the content of the sessions is between both parties and the counsellor.
There are other limits to confidentiality please check with your counsellor if you would like to know more.
Worry, fear, anxiety, stress or a low mood that wont go away? Counselling can help.
I am passionate about my work and proud of the qualifications I have achieved. In addition to this and the annual training that is important for this role, I have seen the value of counselling first hand. This is in my own journey as a child to parents now deceased, a marriage partner, as Mum to two children (now in their twenties) and as a friend and a colleague in the workplace. This is the professional and personal base from which I offer counselling.
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