What is Counselling?
Making the decision to attend counselling is a positive step and can offer support beyond that available from family or friends.
It offers an environment in which you can express your feelings and gain deeper insight into your difficulties. Counselling sessions are also confidential, so you can talk about things you might not feel comfortable discussing with anyone else. The aim is to help you find better ways to understand yourself, or to bring about changes to help you manage the way you think or behave to improve your mental and emotional well-being. You can choose to either engage in counselling for as long as you require, or choose to be allocated a set amount of solution focused sessions with some specific goals in mind - CBT work. The assessment phone-call will help decide what will work best for you.
Therapy can be life changing.
The therapeutic process can lay down a solid foundation for self discovery, self acceptance and positive change.
My approach comes from the person -centred tradition, and I also have specialist training in Grief Therapy and CBT. Person-centered counselling is not about telling the client what to do and giving them advice. It is about providing a safe, accepting space in which a client can realise their own potential through their self-actualizing tendency, "an inbuilt proclivity toward growth and fulfilment". CARL ROGERS
Solution-focused work involves a goal orientated approach towards a specific issue. Discussing goals you have and working towards achieving these using established CBT methods.
Online Counselling Sessions
During these uncertain times, face-to-face counselling is proving to be complicated and restrictive with ever changing rules and regulations.
Online Counselling has many advantages:
Convenient and Affordable - Since you will be attending therapy sessions online in the comfort of your own home, you can often schedule your therapy sessions for times that are the most convenient for you.
Good Option for Remote Areas: Having to drive long distances and take significant time out of a busy schedule to seek therapy can be a burden on many people in need of help. If you have reliable internet access, online therapy gives you relatively quick and easy access to treatment that might not have been readily available to you otherwise.
Accessibility for People with Physical Limitations: Online therapy provides accessibility to individuals who are disabled or housebound. Mobility can be a big issue when it comes to accessing mental health care so online therapy is an ideal solution.