“ What would it be like if the confusion, the chaos and the damage no longer controls our lives? ”
What is counselling?A counsellor is a trained professional who can help support the client in solving personal problems. The role of a counsellor is to pinpoint the origin and causal patterns to specific problems. Often, the individual may think that they know the problem, however, often there are underlying issues that have become ‘normal’ or ‘familiar’ and so we can end up in a position of “Can’t see the forest for the trees” situation.
The counsellor role takes on a Detective function where one observes as many details as possible. There are many signs, verbal and gestural that assists the counsellor in identifying the true nature to a problem as they are often concealed. After all, you the client has tried many times to fix the problem, isn’t this right? It is confounding, deluding and evasive and therefore difficult for us experiencing the dilemma to identify and fix the problem.
How can counselling help me?The counsellor supports the person to develop a better understanding about themselves and the family or within a relationship, friendship, or workplace and help develop deep insight to bring about profound change.
Awareness is encouraged through a variety of conscious and subconscious exercises helping the individual to explore and resolve issues that are interpersonal or personal in nature. This assists the individual to restructure.
A variety of techniques and therapeutic interventions are utilised within the session. No two sessions or people can be the same. Tools may be offered to use as support beyond the session.
Counselling offers support to help deal with uncomfortable feelings such as self-image and self-esteem, relationship creation and difficulty, grief and loss counselling, marital counselling or addiction and more. Work place stress and money issues can often make us feel like we are out of control and go into self-blame. There are usually underlying causes that create this and there are ways by which we can change our situation and the thereby free ourselves from the bind or trap. Dysfunctional family patterns often underpin many unwanted behaviours or unfavourable situations. These are examined in ways that enlighten allowing us to see options to our limited circumstances creating liberation.
Counselling enables people to develop understanding about themselves and to make changes in their lives. Counsellors work within a clearly contracted, principled relationship that enables individuals to obtain assistance in exploring and resolving issues of an interpersonal, or personal nature.
The counsellor draws upon psychotherapeutic and psychological theories along with interpersonal skills. Many modern tools and techniques are used from well-founded professional therapists.
Disability, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, indigenous identity, nationality and gender are respected, confidentiality and professionalism is maintained.
Therapy may involve support with current and or past issues; an immediate crisis or more long term difficulties. Depending on the nature of the problem, the therapy may be short term or long term and the client may nominate preference. The work may involve working with a single individual, a couple, a family or a group.
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