Counselling is used to help the client to focus on their past, the feelings and emotions attached to it, to look at how the past is affecting their life in this present moment. To help the client understand their feelings so that they can make decisions that are right for them. The client may have come because they are dissatisfied with their life and do not know why. They may have suffered a trauma which they wish to deal with and may wish to dissolve old pain associated with this trauma. Counselling can help you develop new skills which allow you to cope better with life. Counselling is about having time to talk things through in a relaxed way, without people judging you and telling you what to do.
What can counselling help with?
∑ It may help you cope with anxiety, tension, stress, anger and depression. (See the glossary which includes information on self worth, self esteem, stress and depression).
∑ It may help boost yourself worth and self esteem.
∑ It may help you resolve family problems, like how to parent more effectively, help with marriage problems etc.
∑ It may help you with communication.
∑ It may help you identify addictive behaviours.
∑ It may help you change unwanted behaviours.
∑ It may help you be in control of your life.
∑ It may help you take more self-responsibility for your life.
∑ It may help you have a more positive outlook in life.
∑ It may help you lead a more peaceful, purposeful and fulfilling life.
∑ It may help you develop your strengths to overcome problems as they arise.
∑ It may help you work through and release problems from your past.
∑ It may help with emotional difficulties.
∑ It may help with behavioral difficulties.
∑ It may help with bullying.
∑ It may help with change and transition.
∑ It may help with conflict resolution.
∑ It may help with dreams.
∑ It may help with fears and phobias.
∑ It may help with grief and loss.
∑ It may help with lifestyle changes.
∑ It may help with loneliness and isolation.
∑ It may help where you have lost direction in life.
∑ It may help when you have lost a job.
∑ It may help in cases of abuse.
∑ It may help in cases of bullying.
∑ It may help with carer changes.
∑ It may help with eating disorders.
∑ It may help with postnatal depression.
∑ It may help with sexual issues.
∑ It may help with gender issues.
What happens in a Counselling Session?
You will be able to express your concerns in a safe, private, confidential and non-judgemental environment. The counsellor will listen to what you have to say, your point of view and repeat back to you the main points noted during your conversation. This will allow you to reflect upon what has been said, this often helps you see at answer to your problems. You will be able to explore various aspects of your life, including your feelings; you will be able to talk about them freely and openly. You can talk about bottled up feelings of anxiety, grief, anger, embarrassment and explore these in a safe environment. Respect will be given to you at all times.
£30.00 an hour.