Counselling is a confidential and personal service. Usually an hour long and a place where you get to talk about the things that trouble you. It is different from talking with friends or with family as it is like a conversation that tracks you and your experience. It is, in that regard, a special kind of dialogue. Counselling is not advice giving, diagnosing or prescribing, although you can expect an honest and transparent relationship and feedback from and with your counsellor.
What Conditions Can it Help?
Counselling can help with individuals and couples who are experiencing distress, relationship difficulties, anxiety, anger, depression, isolation, self harm, eating disorders, issues around sexuality or gender, grief, addiction, OCD, attachment and parenting issues, feelings and behaviours that may have been described or diagnosed as 'Disorders' or 'Personality Disorders' and/ or physical and sexual abuse.
What Benefits can be Expected?
Counselling is effective in developing self awareness, self esteem and self empowerment. In a nonjudgmental environment clients explore aspects of themselves that are more difficult to face in everyday relationships. Because the therapy is client centred, the benefits are long-lasting because it is expected that you won't rely on the counsellor or therapist to tell you whats wrong or how to fix it. Therefore you can take your learning and development away with you.
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