The aim is to move through problems and achieve a positive outcome in how you feel/think/act.
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 you feel/think/act.
Counselling does involve discussing difficult topics that may be distressing however many many people report feeling better just by reviewing their problems in the clinical setting of the counselling room.
An old saying “a problem shared is a problem halved” was put to the test in the US recently and the results showed that when people talk to someone about a difficult situation their stress levels reduce. - Psychology Today
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Well-being is a complete integration of mind, body and soul and when there is a struggle going on it can be difficult to work out which part or parts of us are causing the problem. Counselling is primarily about surfacing perceptions, beliefs and behaviours so the client can understand themselves better.
What to Expect
When approaching counselling especially for the first time and/or meeting a new counsellor it is possible that you will be nervous. Talking about personal issues is challenging and people can have strong emotions and physical feelings particularly just prior to the first session. Discover some pointers to try and help with this.
There are lots of questions that you may be asking yourself prior to counselling.
How can I prepare myself for counselling?
What can I do to help with the nerves?
Can I bring a support person?
What if I’’m nervous about going to my appointment?
Your session cost will be confirmed with you prior to counselling (or at the first session) and payable prior to or at each session via cash, online banking or bank deposit. In some cases sessions will be shorter or longer but generally the same fee is charged.
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.
Vulnerability is not weakness; it’s our greatest measure of courage.