WHY DO PEOPLE SEEK COUNSELLING?
I’ve noticed that people who live generally fulfilling and satisfying lives will at particular times be troubled emotionally. Most people at some point encounter emotional and physical crises, face high levels of stress and emotional distress and may need to seek help related to relationship problems. Having a baby is one of those transitional times where challenges may arise and when people need counseling pre or post having a baby.
Some people find it easier than others to adapt and are able to work through their emotional problems on their own, or by talking with a family member, their partner or a friend. For others however, it is easier to seek professional support to help guide them through uncharted waters.
People usually come to see me when they are emotionally troubled and are unable to solve their problems and resolve their distress without outside help. There are many people that don’t have anyone to talk to about personal issues. There are others who by choice would prefer to work through their personal matters with a counselor who is neutral and thus not risk straining a relationship by disclosing intimate personal information to someone who knows them well.
The most important factor in any counseling is the relationship between the client and the therapist. This is paramount. It’s about working together, collaboratively, to enable the client to face, overcome and work through their challenges so that they can get the most out of their life.
Clients come and talk to me about their concerns and issues in strict confidence. I will be warm, supportive and understanding. Client’s will feel listened to, heard, validated, acknowledged and leave with a sense of empowerment, having learnt some new skills, found solutions and ultimately feel much better!