Counselling is a change (growth, healing) process in which you can be helped to:
express yourself in a safe, supportive, collaborative, non-judgmental climate
identify and clarify your problem
identify unhelpful patterns
learn, where appropriate, more helpful coping skills
identify and achieve goals that are important to you.
understand yourself and your problems better
deal with issues that are preventing you from achieving your ambitions
feel more confident
deal with feelings of depression or sadness, and have a more positive outlook
cope with redundancy or work related stress
develop a better understanding of other people's point of view
cope with bereavement or relationship breakdown
explore issues such as sexual identity
In humanistic model I use the ultimate goal for counselling is to help you to recognise and accept your own internal worth and to be congruent with who you really are in your essence.
Therapist is not there to solve all of your problems but rather to help guide and support you to gain insight and understanding for yourself.
It’s about devoting the time, the care and the self-reflection to better understand the life you lead and to develop the skills useful in facing the difficulties life throws at you.