Types of counselling
There are different types of counselling. It can be difficult sometimes to identify where the problems are or which solution may be most suitable.
Our lives are linked with others' lives, so it may be difficult to work out where the root of the problem lies. Parents often wonder whether it is them, or their children who need support. Couples question whether it's them, or their partner who most needs help.
Let's face it: we all exist within families and groups. So the problem may well be that one part of the family is struggling. or that others are also affected. Coming alone or together may be difficult to decide.
If you're unsure who may benefit from counselling, then please feel free to give me a call. Once I have an understanding of what is needed, I can advise you whether counselling is suitable. And if so, which counselling might be of use.
Would counselling with me suit you?
I take counselling seriously, but also believe that you have to have the right person for counselling to be effective.
It's about building a trusting relationship with someone you like and feel comfortable working with, although first sessions can be filled with nerves.
I am down to earth and do my best to make all clients feel welcome and at ease as it can be nerve-wracking going to see a complete stranger. I know when I went for my first counselling during my training, I was terrified.
If you don't find talking easy, that's okay. I'll do my best to put you at ease. You know yourself best, so I don't tell you what to do. I am simply here to explore - and help you find your own answers.
At the end of the day, you need to be in the driving seat so you can leave and take off on your own. It's not about being reliant on me - it's about YOU finding the skills you need to take charge of your own life and live a life that is right for you.