Counselling is a form of talking therapy where you can talk to someone who is a trained professional about your thoughts, feelings and behaviours. Often a person has counselling to help with their mental health issues when they find they just cannot resolve them on their own. We all need help at certain times in our lives and although reaching out can feel daunting, taking that first step can lead to self-improvement and positive change.
YOU are the expert on you, believe it or not, so contrary to popular belief, a counsellor doesn’t give advice or tell you what to do. The work involves uncovering the answers already existing inside you so that you can become equipped with the tools and knowledge to cope with life going forward.
Counselling is not about being fixed. It takes commitment and hard work and it encourages self-knowledge, self-awareness and self-understanding – all of which can take time and effort to achieve.
Sharing your deepest thoughts and feelings with someone close may leave you fearful of being judged and could impact your relationship with that person. A counsellor, however, will listen wholly and empathically to your story while remaining impartial and what you say in a counselling session is confidential.
If you are looking to find someone to speak to who will listen to you without judgement in a confidential, safe space, then please contact me.
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