Some of you may be wondering. So what is counselling? Is it something I should try? Will I like it? What should I expect? What if I don't want to share something with the counsellor? What if I find I don't really like the counsellor? How long are the sessions? Will the counsellor understand what I am talking about?...………….And maybe a lot more questions.
Let me try and answer just one Question today and then I will endeavour to answer more over the coming days to help you get a better idea about, what counselling is all about.
So the first question. What is Counselling? Well that is a big questions. Because counselling will vary quite depending on who you see.
But in a nutshell counselling is a form of therapy, in which a client comes with an issue, a goal, a problem, a challenge, a dream, or something of some kind that they want to work on. This may be a past issue, a hurt, mental health, loss/grief, relationship issues, communication issues, anxiety, depression, wanting to set goals for the future, study or many other things. Then as a counsellor I use skillful questioning to help you, the client explore the issue/goals and work set goals for the counselling and then work through the issue to help you deal with the past, plan for the future and achieve your dreams.
I have a particular passion for working with people to help them discover who they are, realise their potential and achieve their dreams. I apply the AIFC model and CBT throughout most of my therapy, looking at things like family history, hurts, resentment, guilt, communication, relationship issues, forgiveness and much more, but for each client the initial assessment, along with the clients goals, which is looked at over at least the first couple of sessions will determine the plan and type of therapy to be conducted.
Each client is different and so sessions are tailored accordingly. The first session is free and is a chance for you to see what its all about and ask any questions or have any concerns about the counselling process addressed.
As we explore issues/goals, you the client will be encouraged to come up with solutions and discover the changes you can make, to achieve your chosen goals, whatever they may be.
If after reading this you are still not sure what counselling is about or you think you want counselling but are unsure about meeting a new person, then feel free to send me a p.m. I am happy to message you or speak with you over the phone to answer any questions you may have.
Have a lovely day.
P.S. maybe this picture represents how some of you feel and counselling may be a way to untangle some of the issues, so you can move forward.
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Indi Leigh - Grad. Dip. CPT. is a Qualified and registered counsellor, who's vision is to help people discover who they are, realise their potential and achieve their dreams. In the posts on this page, she will answer some questions about what counselling is.