Information about counselling

Counselling is good for helping those who are dealing with crises, however counselling is not the only intervention for when experiencing crisis and counselling can be used in longterm therapeutic ways depending on individuals needs. Counselling is a talking process which is driven by the individual and help along by a trained professional. There are different ways of experiencing counselling such as one-to-one, group sessions, phone and email counselling, family counselling. Sessions are arrange between counsellor and client on regular basis depending on what it being worked on. Sessions are usually 55 minutes.
Counsellors tend to work differently depending on their background, training and experience. Some work like you are having a general conversation, however the content of the conversation will differ depending on the problem. Some counsellor’s may request you do specific exercises when out of the counselling session, these exercises are given as homework to help with the issue. The structure of the counselling will greatly differ depend on what is being addressed.

As with all talking therapies counselling often involves talking about personal and sensitive issues and revealing your inner private thoughts and feelings, so your counsellor needs be experienced and professionally qualified. Before embarking on any counselling asks your counsellor about their training and background, especially about working with the problem you have. It is important that you feel conformable with your counsellor as this will help counselling sessions and achieve your goals quicker.
Good professional counsellor’s are happy to be registered, we listen without judgment and help you explore the thoughts and emotions around the problem.