What is Counselling?

There are many different ways of working with clients, usually referred to as ‘theoretical approaches’ or ‘modalities’.  I have been trained and work with the Person-Centred Approach.

Clients often seek counselling to help them at times in their life when they may need help to resolve emotional, psychological or relationship issues.  Examples of this are; bereavement, divorce, health problems, depression, anxiety or as simple as feeling at a loss with oneself.  Even though people may be surrounded and supported by friends and family they can still feel isolated or lonely and perhaps find it difficult to talk to those loved ones about their feelings and emotions.  It is at this point where they may find it easier to talk to an independent professional therapist.

Counselling can be a positive way of addressing unresolved issues and can be useful in helping people to understand their own problems better.  It can help people gain perspective of themselves and others and encourage self-awareness.  Exploring feelings and emotions relating to personal experiences allows individuals to reflect on the past and present as well as looking at ways of thinking and patterns of behaviour.

Talking to a counsellor can feel daunting but can help you resolve and understand any challenges or difficulties you may be facing.  I will work alongside you, in a confidential and non-judgemental environment, supporting you while making your own choices.  By talking about and exploring your emotions and feelings it may help you come to your own conclusions bringing about positive changes and empowering you to take your next steps in life.

The Person-Centred Approach can help facilitate you to find and discover who you are and what is best for you, without any direction or advice from the counsellor.  This can empower you to believe in yourself and make the right choices for yourself without influence from others.