What Is Counselling?
Counselling is a process people seek when they want to change something in their lives or simply explore their thoughts and feelings in more depth.
As a counsellor I will not just sit you down and tell you what to do – instead I will encourage you to talk about what’s bothering you in order to uncover any root causes and identify your specific ways of thinking. I may then look to create a plan of action to either help you reconcile your issues or help you to find ways of coping.
Counselling can be useful for anyone who wants to explore the way they’re thinking or feeling further, as well as anyone experiencing a problem or issue they are keen to resolve. People may choose to speak to a counsellor because they feel they cannot speak to their other half/friends/family about such personal issues, or they may simply wish to speak to a professional with an objective viewpoint.
Common subjects that can be addressed within counselling include the following:
Mental health issues
How Can Counselling Help?
For many, the fact that counselling offers a safe and confidential environment to speak in is all it takes. In life, what we say to others can sometimes have a knock-on effect, altering relationships and the way people see each other. Counselling eliminates this problem and offers you the space and freedom to explore your own thoughts with an unbiased party.
While counsellors may not give you concrete advice or a checklist of things to do to feel better, what they will do is help you uncover your own insight and understanding of your problems providing you with the tools which will help you to resolve them on your own.
Counselling is a journey, and it takes time and consistency to work effectively. Because of this, many people opt for regular counselling sessions to make the most of the process.
If you would like me to discuss working with you on any issues or difficulties you are experiencing, please get in touch for an informal chat on 07739 883 460. Or see my full contact details here: Contact Penny.