Long term and short term therapy available, you are in charge of your own process in my person centred approach.
If you have never experienced counselling before, you may wonder about the practical side as well as outcomes you may achieve.
How does Counselling work ?
Most commonly counselling is conducted in weekly face-to-face or online sessions that last 50 mins.
The commitment of both the counsellor and the client to work together at the same time and the same place every week, is the beginning of a relationship of trust, which creates a safe container for the client to start to open up their inner world and explore themselves on a deeper level.
This is facilitated by the therapist who has been trained to hold the space, support the client, offer useful interventions and inspire hope where maybe previously was only darkness.
Clients who undergo this process can drastically increase their self awareness and be thus empowered to shape their lives much more consciously and satisfactorily.
Which Issues can it help with ?
I have witnessed and assisted many client recover from deep trauma stemming from childhood such as child sexual abuse , as well as more current challenges such as divorce and major life changes like pregnancy and peri natal depression as well as bereavement.
Many of these experiences come with feelings of stress, anxiety, insomnia and even panic attacks and sometimes utter despair and suicidal ideation.
Statistically most people feel better just from deciding to start addressing their issues and finding a therapist they're feel comfortable with and making the commitment of weekly sessions. Just knowing the counsellor will be there at the allocated time every week can be a huge weight of the client's shoulder, especially if they're often feeling alone with their feelings a and responsibilities.
I have witnessed and assisted many client recover from deep trauma
stemming from childhood such as child sexual abuse , as well as more current challenges such as divorce and major life changes like pregnancy and peri natal depression as well as bereavement.
Counselling has many benefits
- Carl Rogers
Clients often report feeling happier and lighter, more in control of their lives and living more authentically. As their relationships with themselves improve, so do other relationships with others at home and at work. Life becomes less stressful and more joyful. This is an overall trend and involves a journey that usually has it's ups and downs and there are no guarantees.
However offering yourself this time of self care and self exploration always has its merits and work you have done on yourself never expires, rather it provides a foundation from which to continue building.