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.