What Counselling aims to offer is a safe, comfortable, non judgemental space which can facilitate the opportunity to explore thoughts and feelings around what ever you choose to bring to your personal therapy sessions.
What ever the approach whether it be Person-centred, Psychodynamic, CBT, TA, Gestalt and so on, a therapeutic counsellor should be able to offer the conditions regardless of their practicing approaches.
When this environment is right, it can give you a sense of being not just listened too, but heard and a feeling of empathy and understanding. Working with a counsellor can resolve possible internal conflicts that prevent you from being what you may understand as your real self/ or the feeling of something missing in your life but you just can't quite put your finger on what it is. This is when you may find the assistants of a counsellor can help with change.
Any reputable counsellor will tell you that the relationship between client and counsellor is one of the most important things in the working relationship. This can only be gained as long as the right conditions for the counselling relationship are created. Creating the right conditions like a safe, private space to talk in confidence, without being judged, should facilitate the right environment for you to explore whatever you feel is relevant to you and with a counsellors appropriate expertise and guidance should enable you to do so.
Counselling can help regain a deeper understanding of yourself which
in-turn should help with your present or future relationships. It may also help in identifying old patterns of behaviour or habitual thoughts and emotions. It can help promote choices and options you thought you didn't have. It can enable you to let go of negative thoughts so that you can move forward in your life and make changes where you feel would be most helpful.
Counselling is a truly insightful process that can benefit one human beings life as long as they are ready to go on a personal journey.
“Most people do not really want freedom, because freedom involves responsibility, and most people are frightened of responsibility.”
― Sigmund Freud
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