Counselling is a form of talking therapy that typically involves speaking with a trained therapist about issues and emotional problems that you may be experiencing. In most cases, the term counselling refers to these types of talking therapies, but counselling can also be an effective form of a therapy on its own.
What does counselling help with?
Counselling can help you cope with a number of different issues that you may be experiencing in life. For instance, it can help with mental health conditions such as depression, anxiety or even eating disorders. It can also help you recover from upsetting health conditions, or difficult life events that have changed your relationships with other people or even your personal circumstances.
Counselling can also help with emotions that are difficult to grasp or new to the patient. Sexual identity is one of the more recent concerns that counsellors are approached with, and emotions like anger or low self-esteem are also commonly discussed with counsellors. Counsellors are excellent at listening to their patients and giving professional second opinions that help them make new realizations about their life and also helps them break down difficult emotions and thoughts.
What can I expect when talking with a counsellor?
Counsellors help by listening to your concerns and giving their professional opinion. As a general rule of thumb, you need to be open to talking to your counsellor and trust in their confidentiality. You’ll be asked to speak about your emotions and feelings openly with the trained therapist, and you’ll be supported without being judged or criticized for how you feel. Therapists are ultimately there to listen and help you understand complicated emotions, and also to get a better understanding of your internal thoughts.
While a counsellor doesn’t provide solutions to your issues, they help you create answers to the questions that you have by listening and supporting you.
Where can I get counselling?
Counsellors have a variety of ways to contact you and provide talking therapy. For instance, you can do it face to face at a clinic or their office, you can do it in a group with other people and you can even speak over the phone if you prefer.
Thanks to the internet, you can also receive therapy over email, web chatting or video calling. There are many ways to receive counselling but it’s important to reach out and look for services that match what you need.
How much counselling will I need?
Sometimes, all it takes is a single session for someone to better understand their emotions. At other times, it can take several months before you start to see an improvement in your life.
However, after the first major session with your counsellor, you’ll find that you’ll start to see things differently and, as long as you’re accepting of change and open with your counsellor, you’ll start gradually feeling better over time.
If you’re interested in counselling in the Northwich or wider cheshire area, then please get in contact with me today. I offer a completely confidential counselling service, and all my sessions are totally non judgemental.