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Many people come to counselling knowing they have a specific challenge to overcome, whilst others come knowing they are feeling a certain way but don’t really understand why. Either way, coming to counselling can help to lighten the load on your shoulders and find the path to a happier you.
Counselling gives you the opportunity to explore what is happening in your life. It is a journey of discovery aimed at understanding emotions and the reasons behind them, eliminating self-defeating behaviours, overcoming challenges and connecting with your “real self”. It is a journey towards personal growth, finding peace of mind and becoming the person you want to be.
Reaching out to a counsellor is a step towards taking charge of your life. It is a sign you are ready to confront the problematic areas of your life and put in the work to change how you are feeling and thinking. Although you may have friends and family who are willing to listen and give advice, it can help to talk to someone who doesn’t know you personally and who will allow you the space to talk without judgement or criticism. When talking with a counsellor, you can say whatever you want to without worrying about offending anyone or being told what to do. Counselling provides a safe space for you to truly open up and examine your thoughts, emotions and actions, in a safe and non-threatening environment. It’s your time for looking at your situation, pulling it apart and creating new ways of doing things.
Creating balance and harmony in your life is an integral part of counselling. Busy lives, feelings of confusion, angst, sadness or stress can make it hard to maintain focus and perspective on a daily basis. This is turn affects your ability to cope and make logical decisions. During your counselling sessions, we will aim to develop an understanding of your concerns, examine possible solutions and take the time to help you learn the skills required to reach your full potential.