How Does Counselling Work?
I provide a unique space in which you can share your innermost issues. The environment is safe and supportive. Above all it is confidential.
As a counsellor I do not give advice. I will help you find what it is you are looking for and help you to make sense of the difficulties and challenges of modern day life.
I will invite you to consider the possibilities of change; to find ways around the limitations of your situation and help you to think about your choices for a new direction in life. If you would like me to help you make the changes that you would like to experience in your life, you need to engage with the process and be open to new possibilities. Without change there is no change.
Counselling sessions can be challenging and thought-provoking but eventually the sessions will become rewarding. Counselling can help you live a life you want to live. There is always a new direction that one can take.
The trust that builds between therapist and client is paramount to the therapeutic relationship. It is this respect and mutual trust that can allow you to work on issues to find answers so you can function more fully.
Counselling involves meeting on a regular basis, normally once a week. The counsellor provides a safe space for you to talk through your difficult issues. I offer both short-term and long-term counselling.
I am here to listen
Not to make miracles
I am here to help you discover what your are feeling
Not to make your feeling go away
I am here to identify your options
Not to decide for you what you should do
I am here to discuss difficult steps with you
Not to take the steps for you
I am here to help you discover your own strengths
Not to rescue you and leave you still vulnerable
I am here to help you discover you can help yourself
Not to take responsibility for you
I am here to help you to learn to choose
Not to make it unnecessary for you make a difficult choice
I am here to provide support for change