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Counselling is a unique experience for each person. Counselling allows you the freedom to express your most intimate thoughts and concerns in a safe and trusting relationship to help you facilitate changes in your life.
There are no preconceived judgements in counselling and is not about me telling you what to do. It is about helping you to make decisions more objectively, problem solve and come to terms with the concerns in your life. I firmly believe that being in a non-judgemental environment, with someone who really listens can help with so many problems in life and support you on your life journey.
It is important to recognise that counselling is not always a quick process and although lots of individuals can achieve well-being quite quickly, it can on occasion take longer depending on the client’s issues. The counselling journey can be challenging, however, as your counsellor I will support you all the way to help you reach your goals and gain the rewards you seek.
It can be a great relief to share your worries and fears with someone who acknowledges your feelings and is able to help you reach a positive solution.
Trusting your Counsellor
A counsellor is trained to listen with empathy (by putting themselves in your shoes) and are impartial. They can help you deal with any negative thoughts and feelings that you have that may be affecting your life.
Counsellors aim to provide a setting where you are free to talk safely without fear of rejection, criticism or blame. Together you will look at how past experience and current behaviour may be linked and allow you the space to explore your thoughts and feelings about yourself, look at how you relate to others and find your own answers. As a result you can improve your self esteem and relationships with others, get more out of life, approach issues in a more objective manner, cope better and generally look forward to your future in a far more positive way.
Counselling can help with confidence, communication, assertiveness and anger problems. It can help you to look at things from another perspective.