How Therapy Can Help
You may be considering counselling sessions due to a personal or family crisis, bereavement or the breakdown of a relationship; additionally you may want to gain insight to your own emotional wellbeing. It may be a requirement of your job or training you are undertaking.
A deeper self-awareness can better equip us to deal with life’s challenges and encourage beneficial change.
● Therapy can offer resolution with a painful past and help you understand your feelings and recognise your reactions and coping strategies in daily life. Emotional intelligence gained in the therapy process will increase your resilience and enhance your future.
● The Support Group Environment, an area of work I want to develop, can offer relief, clarity and empowerment through shared experience. It could work alongside another provision being provided or fill a gap when needs are not being met elsewhere. It may be that a prescribed course of therapy has finished and you feel a need for additional help. Family members and carers can feel isolated and may benefit from coming together with others.
● Family sessions can promote better communication and enable the family to move beyond issues in a unified way. There can be challenges in joining families with issues around boundaries, priorities and parenting decisions, calm discussion in a neutral setting can offer insight and mutually agreeable resolutions.
● Mediation in a calm and neutral environment allows each individual involved to listen and be heard. Mutual goals can be identified and aims can be agreed.
Choosing a counsellor is very personal and depends largely on the relationship you are able to form. I urge you, as with any service, to do your research, and select an appropriately qualified therapist and one who is a registered member of a recognised professional organisation such as the BACP or UKCP.