A professional counsellor is experienced in reflecting and listening to what is being said, without judging and advising.
Many people suffer from stress related illness often linked to issues such as work related stress or relationship difficulties or dealing with the loss of a loved one.
Most of the time having someone to talk to in confidence about your problem and being listened to in a supportive and non judgemental way can help in many ways.
The aims of counselling is to talk through your troubles in confidence, help to reach a clearer understanding and explore resources so that you can deal with difficult situations. Helping you to find and use your strengths so that you can move on in life.
Counselling involves looking for ways to make things better. This provides an opportunity for you to choose alternative ways of thinking about problems, put things into perspective and discover a more creative way forward.
Sometimes it is the belief in a problem and thinking constantly about it that can intensify negative feelings and we then feel we can’t change and resolve it.
Analysing how the problem started and why it exists can be worthwhile, for example, a painful event in the present could have started in the past, without the connection being realised.
When we are feeling low or depressed, sometimes we may need to talk to someone. Talking freely about things that are troubling you can be a tremendous relief. Clients often find that talking to a professional counsellor is very helpful and supportive.
Counselling helps you:
- through a crisis period
- understand the cause of your difficulties
- deal with relationship problems
- build your confidence and self esteem
- change self-defeating negative emotions
- gain a better understanding of yourself