Counselling provides you with an opportunity to talk about your issues in a supportive and non-judgmental environment. You will be given a safe space to explore your issues in depth and the resources you need to create desired changes in your life. Some of the techniques I use include Person-Centred Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Gestalt Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Motivational Interviewing.
Talking in itself is therapeutic. Not only that, it is often a way to bring more awareness to your issues. What is bothering you could feel murky and tangled at times. By talking about your issues, you will gain more clarity on what the underlying issues are. Awareness is power. Given the right support and resources, self-awareness allows you to make empowered changes in your life.
Counselling by itself brings awareness of an issue to your conscious mind. To facilitate complete healing and transformation, it is often combined with other treatments to tackle your subconscious mind - the part of your mind that is usually hidden from your conscious awareness but has a huge impact on how you think, feel and behave.
Counselling is also extremely helpful for personal development. Contrary to common beliefs, we don’t need a big major trauma to leave a negative imprint in our belief system. In the world of a child or a young adult, external events could seem intimidating and depending on the emotions felt and interpretation chosen at the time, we could have created a self-sabotaging belief that is now stopping us from realising our full potential. In addition to that, social programming and our culture could have an impact on our belief system too. Counselling gives us an opportunity to shed light on and release any beliefs that are no longer useful for us now, so we can go forth to realise our highest potential and create the best lives for ourselves. The sky is not the limit, your belief system is. When you change your beliefs, you change your life.