Is Counselling For Me?
Wondering if counselling or therapy will help. You've heard about it, read about it but you're not really sure it's for you.
What is counselling or What it is Not?
may appear scary for those experiencing it for the very first time.
So, firstly and hopefully to dispel the two oldest myths. The first -
it's not about lying on a couch, trawling through the corridors of your
past and uncovering the skeletons and revealing where it all went wrong.
Yes we are a product of our past - no denying that - but we should not
be held prisoner to it.
Everyone in their lives will
come across or experience problems, issues and difficult people and
relationships - no exceptions. But that's exactly what they are
problems, issues and relationships - its not who you are - it's what
you're trying to deal with.
Now the second myth, there is nothing wrong with you. In my experience most people find that they just need help establishing
and maintaining "healthy"
boundaries around their relationships, particularly for those with
difficult personalities. Or for those of you that have certain issues or
problems in their life that they are finding hard to manage and may
require more appropriate coping mechanisms and want to change the way
they currently deal with their issues.
When do people go to counselling?
usually turn to counselling when they have reached a crisis point, or
feel they are exhausting their family and friendships, which makes you
even more alone. Can't cope, can't tolerate or can't take it anymore and
really want help or change in their lives or get their lives back on
How do you work?
Counsellor works with their clients differently from the framework for
which they believe in. For me, it's about meeting you where you are now
and what you want from your life now and in the future, then working
through the issues and problems together to find the solutions that work
What happens in Counselling?
is the most frequently asked question in counselling and I think this
is best way I know that I can answer it - it's like talking to someone who really wants to listen to what you have to say and wants to help you to help yourself.
How Long Does it Take?
The average time I spend with clients is
between 6-8 sessions. In my experience, the client will continue for as
long as they find it helpful. It's always dependent upon the client to
determine how long their therapy continues.
So give yourself the gift of regaining your life. Contact me via email firstname.lastname@example.org or call on 0419 264 852.