Counselling can be useful for anyone who wants to explore the way they are thinking or feeling further, as well as for anyone experiencing a problem or issue they are keen to resolve.
 
Having counselling can help you understand yourself better, and eventually navigate your way through any difficulties you are facing so that you can come out the other side feeling more positive.
 
Counselling can also help you understand other people's point of view better, which can shed light on the way you interpret words or actions.
The way counselling can help will depend on the person receiving the treatment.
 
For many, the fact that counselling offers a safe and confidential environment to talk is all it takes. In life, what we say to others can sometimes have a knock-on effect, altering relationships and the way people see each other.
 
Counselling eliminates this problem and offers you the space and freedom to explore your own thoughts with an unbiased party.
While counsellors may not give you concrete advice or a checklist of things to do to feel better, what we will do is help you uncover your own insight and understanding of your problems and give you the tools to help you resolve them on your own.
 
In a majority of cases, a single session will not be enough to help overcome any issues you are facing. Counselling is a journey and it takes time and consistency to work effectively.
 
If you have decided to try counselling, you might be feeling anxious about your first session.
 
Making the decision to get help and address the issues you are facing is an important initial step and should be commended.
 
Knowing what to expect from a counselling session should help you feel more prepared and less nervous about beginning this journey.
Your counsellor should establish some clear boundaries during your first session that cover the following:
 
  • Confidentiality agreement.
  • Clarification of the professional nature of the counsellor/client relationship.
  • Dates and times of the counselling sessions.
Your counsellor will also ask you some questions to gain an understanding of what is worrying you and the way your thought processes work.
All the information obtained here will be used to help you in future sessions.
Counselling can be useful for anyone who wants to explore the way they are thinking or feeling further, as well as for anyone experiencing a problem or issue they are keen to resolve.
 
Having counselling can help you understand yourself better, and eventually navigate your way through any difficulties you are facing so that you can come out the other side feeling more positive.
 
Counselling can also help you understand other people's point of view better, which can shed light on the way you interpret words or actions.
The way counselling can help will depend on the person receiving the treatment.
 
For many, the fact that counselling offers a safe and confidential environment to talk is all it takes. In life, what we say to others can sometimes have a knock-on effect, altering relationships and the way people see each other.
 
Counselling eliminates this problem and offers you the space and freedom to explore your own thoughts with an unbiased party.
While counsellors may not give you concrete advice or a checklist of things to do to feel better, what we will do is help you uncover your own insight and understanding of your problems and give you the tools to help you resolve them on your own.
 
In a majority of cases, a single session will not be enough to help overcome any issues you are facing. Counselling is a journey and it takes time and consistency to work effectively.
 
If you have decided to try counselling, you might be feeling anxious about your first session.
 
Making the decision to get help and address the issues you are facing is an important initial step and should be commended.
 
Knowing what to expect from a counselling session should help you feel more prepared and less nervous about beginning this journey.
Your counsellor should establish some clear boundaries during your first session that cover the following:
 
  • Confidentiality agreement.
  • Clarification of the professional nature of the counsellor/client relationship.
  • Dates and times of the counselling sessions.
Your counsellor will also ask you some questions to gain an understanding of what is worrying you and the way your thought processes work.
All the information obtained here will be used to help you in future sessions.
  • Why are you seeking counselling?
 
You will most likely be asked what it is that has brought you here. This is your opportunity to discuss exactly why you are there and what you hope to gain from counselling.
  • What is your current situation and personal history?
 
It is important to let your counsellor know your current situation, this includes any day-to-day issues you are facing and some details about your work and home life.
 
Discussing your personal history will give your counsellor a chance to understand more about you and why any issues may have occurred.
  • What symptoms are you experiencing?
 
Whether these are physical or psychological, it is important to discuss any symptoms with your counsellor.
 
It is advised that you be honest and open when answering these questions so that you can get the most out of your sessions.