Counselling offers a space where you can feel heard, accepted and safe. It allows you to speak about your problems and issues with a trained professional who is unbiased and non-judgemental.
Your counsellor will encourage you to talk through your what is happening, so you develop a deeper insight into what is going on for you.
Your counsellor will help you develop some skills and tools to challenge any unhelpful thinking, and support you in accessing and managing emotions, so you become empowered to resolve the problems you bring.
Counselling is also a space for personal development, not just crisis management. Many people come to counselling who want to develop greater self-confidence, so they can move forwards more effectively in life with greater levels of happiness.
What are counselling sessions like?
The relationship you build with your counsellor is the most important factor that can determine a successful outcome in counselling. That is why we ask all new counselling clients to attend a Free 30 Minute Session to meet their counsellor.
This way you get a sense of how they can support you, and visit our practice to see if the counselling space feels comfortable, before you make an informed decision to move ahead with sessions.
- Sessions are 50-minutes in length
- Weekly therapy commitment
- Short-term, to medium-term length work
- You will agree the length and focus of your sessions.
You will be encouraged to talk about your problems or issues, express your emotions as you experience them, and develop an awareness to notice the thoughts you have.
Your counsellor will listen to you carefully, reflect back what they have heard, ask questions to help you explore things further and show empathy for your feelings and experience.
Counselling will help you develop new skills and tools so you can manage life better. Some of the results you may experience are a clearer idea of how to move forwards, greater confidence in how to manage relationships, healthier ways to manage stress or anxiety, and greater ease in making positive choices for your life.
How can i access counselling?
There are different ways you can access counselling at EmotionMatters.