WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF COUNSELLING?
TAKE A LOOK BELOW AT THE KEY BENEFITS OF COUNSELLING..
“Sometimes people who need help, look nothing like people who need help”
– Glennon Doyle Melton
OUTCOMES AND BENEFITS OF COUNSELLING
Everybody who comes to counselling will have different aims, outcomes that they want to achieve and different life experiences. However, one of the benefits of counselling and the main purpose is to help you reach your potential and improve your overall mental health.
Counselling can help you to process your past experiences and trauma, have a healthy mindset, positively change behaviours and develop tools that will continue to support you when you leave the counselling room, clients often find this to be one of the main benefits of counselling.
Counselling can help you to identify things that are causing you distress, challenge old beliefs, find ways of coping under pressure and remove the barriers so that you can lead a more fulfilled life with the freedom to be yourself. This is one of the key benefits of counselling.
Above all, the benefits of counselling can result in you feeling more in control of your life, develop new skills, build resilience and build a healthy relationship with yourself and others, and feel more empowered to overcome obstacles and challenges you might face in the future.
A PERSON CENTRED APPROACH TO COUNSELLING
As an Integrative Counsellor, I put you at the heart of my work always ensuring I have your best interests at the forefront of our work.
I combine Person Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Transactional Analysis into our sessions, offering multi-modal model. I will support you with increasing your self-awareness by exploring the issues that are causing you distress, working on finding a solution that feels right for you in a confidential and comfortable environment.
Having regular a space to reflect and be yourself without judgement is key to acceptance and growth. I will support you while you unravel your thoughts and difficult feelings. Another one of the benefits of counselling is the space to organise your thoughts, needs and priorities, and help you to accept things that cannot be changed. This can enable you to make decisions and find more effective ways of coping.
Counselling can also help you to deal with and overcome issues that are causing emotional pain or making you feel uncomfortable or creating an overall feeling of sadness which you can’t seem to shake off.
COGNITIVE BEHAVIOURAL THERAPY
CBT is a behavioural model looking at the connection between our thoughts, feelings and behaviours. From childhood, we are easily influenced by those around us such as care givers, parents, siblings and friends.
Sometimes our behaviours can relate to old patterns that may have been helpful in childhood but are no longer serving us in the same way, and that is one of the examples of how CBT can really be useful.
In our therapy sessions, we’ll work to discuss current problems and improve positive thinking. We will look at any unhelpful behaviors and identify patterns and skills to support you going forward so that you can make the changes you wish to make,
I will work with you to “re-frame” your negative thinking patterns, by looking together at your “reactions” to scenarios and provide you with valuable tools to cope with life’s obstacles.
Once we become aware of the thoughts, feelings and behaviours and the impact they are having on your daily life,we can work on identifying triggers and look at how we might approach situations differently in the future.