Counselling is an opportunity to be open and honest with your thoughts and feelings within a safe and confidential environment. In doing so, your counsellor will encourage you to talk about your issues, which through guidance can enable you to identify the root cause of your difficulties and impasse.
Every session is different for each individual and it is not as straightforward as your counsellor telling you what to do.
When considering counselling, some things to contemplate are:
What you want to gain from counselling
Whether you are ready or want to change
Is Counselling for you?
Acknowledge that for change to happen counselling can be challenging at times
Your willingness and commitment to apply possible lifestyle changes
When required, techniques and strategies can be provided in order to seek ways of managing your difficulties as well as promoting positive energy towards influencing change. An action plan may also be jointly created and agreed, encouraging you to reach your realistic goal and step by step taking you closer towards achieving what you want to change.
Within the process, it can be necessary to bring up painful and sometimes upsetting material. However, with the aid of close support and mutual understanding, counselling can help you to move forward on your journey so you can overall feel better about yourself.