Wednesday 16 June 2010

Why do I need a Counsellor?

The solutions to most of our problems are within us, but sometimes they are hidden. Counselling is a space that you can use to explore your issues and problems safely, with gentle guidance from a therapist to help them find the “light inside”.

Each person is different, and even though we all have similar needs in life, our life experiences can affect how we perceive ourselves, other people and our situations. By getting to know you, a counsellor can point out patterns of thinking that might be stopping you from seeing all sides of a situation clearly.

Sometimes, to make life a little bit easier, all you need to do is become aware of a problem that you might not have already seen before. Sometimes, you might have a decision to make and counselling is a great opportunity to explore different angles and different options that you might have, before making a decision. And sometimes, decisions are made for you that you might find difficult to live with. Counselling is a good place to come to learn how to change your attitude towards something, to make it work for you instead of against you.

Above all, Counselling is a safe, confidential space that is there to help you improve your life situation. Working with a Counsellor happens at your pace, your timing. You take home what you put into it. And you will find, by forming a relationship with your counsellor, that in this world it is good to know that you have another form of support in your life to carry you through the difficult times.

2 comments:

  1. Hi Abby,

    liked your post, but little concerned about the question itself. When someone is not facing any unhappiness in current life, he/she is not even looking to be aware of any problem they might have. Even though a counsellor can esily spot the patterns and where it is leading. At that point, I believe it will be little too much to suggest counselling - obviously raising this question - why should I? Perhaps, we should let people go ahead without disturbing them :-)

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  2. Yes AnandG! Thank you for your comment. It's about managing with what you have, when life gets too much for you then going to Counselling may be an option.

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