Counselling helps you to explore and manage whatever is happening in your life. Maybe you have some worries or concerns that you need to think through, or possibly some difficult decisions to make. Counsellors aim to help you through difficult situations and provide you with an opportunity to move towards a more satisfying and resourceful experience of life.
Counselling may help you with:
? Personal development issues
? Addressing and resolving particular difficulties
? Making decisions
? Coping with crises
? Making sense of complex and conflicting feelings
? Improving relationships with others
The counsellor''s role is to facilitate your self-exploration in ways that respect your values, personal resources and capacity for choice within your cultural context.
Many of us expect to gain support from friends, colleagues and family members. Sometimes, however, our usual sources of support can be too close, inappropriate, or even part of the problem. At such times a trained and experienced counsellor have been shown to be particularly effective in helping, especially in difficult or sensitive situations.
Counselling works best as a partnership. This begins with your counsellor as soon as you make contact. A Good counsellor help you to explain what is important to you. He or she will ask questions and, naturally, will listen a great deal to begin with. Your counsellor will often clarify, reflect comments back to you and encourage further exploration so that you both develop an accurate picture of your situation. By looking at a situation from a fresh perspective, we often discover new possibilities.
You will find yourself encouraged to talk, to think and also to listen. Counselling is an interactive, two-way process. You do not have to tell the counsellor everything about you and your life, but you should try to be as open with your counsellor as you know you need to be.
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