Counselling is something that most people have heard of or you might have been to see a counsellor before. Every counsellor will practice in a slightly different way, because everyone is different, so it might be helpful for you to know how counselling works with me.
What is counselling?
It is, on a very basic level, an opportunity for you to be able to talk about anything you want to talk about. It’s a place where you can be open, be honest and, be heard and have someone really work to understand what’s going on for, as much as anyone can. It’s not a place where you will be given advice or be judged for anything you say. For those reasons, and more, the process and experience of counselling and seeing a counsellor is completely unique from anything out there, be that other relationships and/or other therapies.
How can counselling help me?
Have a think about these questions:
- Do you have anywhere in your life where it is just about you?
- Do you have anywhere where you don’t have to protect people when you say things?
- Do you have anywhere where you can truly be however you want to be and feel as you want to and do feel?
- Do you have anywhere where someone is there for you and only you and wants to understand what’s going on for you as closely as they can?