When you have a problem that is causing you distress or upset, speaking with a counsellor means that you are taking the first step towards solving the problem.
Taking The First Step
Coming to see someone who specialises in emotional distress makes sense. Because you have a dedicated trustworthy person, who is on your side, bound by confidentiality, and who is there to understand you and will help you figure things out.
What Happens in The Sessions?
You can let me know what’s wrong or how you are feeling.
When the time is right, we’ll find out how you really want things to be instead (sometimes you won’t know the answer to that, so we’ll take some time to explore and discover).
It will just sound like a conversation.
That’s the beauty of your counsellor being highly trained. Although I’ll be hard at work, it’ll feel like we’re just chatting.
We will go at your pace, as well. Some people like to get to the bottom of things quickly; other people find that they like to let out a little bit at a time. Neither way is any better than the other. Both ways work.
The way difficulties affect us is so individual.
You might be under pressure, or stress, or maybe something has happened to you or is happening at the moment. Or even something that you anticipate happening is worrying you or causing sadness or distress. It may be that you may have no idea how to handle it. Perhaps you’ve started to deal with it and its thrown up more problems.
You can share your ideas and bounce them around with me.
Maybe you need to explore options and consequences together, in real depth.
It could be that you need to understand or express some feelings that you can’t share with family or friends.
All of these scenarios are possibilities. Everyone is individual and things affect people in different ways.
What could be a hiccup to one person might be a major rift to someone else. It can all depend on what else you’ve been through.
We will get to where you need to go to resolve the issue.
- As well as speaking of where you think you fail, you might be surprised to become aware of your skills and strengths again.
- And as well as sharing the pain of things failing you, it’s likely that you’ll recover and rediscover fulfilment & joy.
It may seem so far off now, that you just can’t imagine how.
Well, there are many possible avenues for us to go down as we get talking.
The route is created between us as we go through our sessions.