Purposes of Counselling
Generally people come to counselling if they are experiencingsome form of stress in their lives which causes them discomfort, anxiety and/or pain . The purpose of counselling is to explore these issues if importance to the client.
People often seek the help of a professional when they are unable, on their own, to bring about the changes they want to make in their own lives; together the Client and Counsellor can work together.
Clients generally come for counselling to cope with a variety of problems:
- Relieve Stress
- Unexplained Fears
- Panic Attacks
- Sleep disturbance
- Increase self-esteem
- Increase Confidence
- Fear of Flying
- Relationship Difficulties
- Couple Counselling
Whatever your problem is counselling can help you to cope better in life and offers you an opportunity to have a more fulfilling lifestyle.
Counselling sessions can help you achieve your goals and give you an improved sense of understanding of your current situation. As a result of exploring your worries and / or concerns, you will gain a greater understanding of what is going your life. This understanding will lead to growth, change and healing.
Counselling sessions are on a one to one basis and are one hour in duration. Appointments are arranged with consideration for both the Client and Counsellor.
The counselling approach is client centered based on the needs of the client. Generally an integrative approach drawing on different theorists is used.
Counselling will help you to take control of your life and help you to understand the reason why you are feeling the way you are at present. Identifying these feelings will help you cope better now and in the future.
You will learn different ways of communicating with others so you can become more assertive. Often it is only when we talk to someone unconnected with our lives that we begin to hear what we are really saying and feeling.
Counsellor Confidentiality Responsibilities to the Client
The relationship between counsellor and a client is confidential and is based on respect and trust and the client ultimately makes their own decisions. Confidentiality is applied in accordance with the Codes of Ethics of my accrediting Professional bodies.
Counsellor must attend ongoing supervision in accordance with the Codes of Ethics of the Accrediting Professional bodies.