Who is counselling for?
Being human, it’s inevitable that, at times, life will feel difficult, we will feel overwhelmed, we will struggle to cope with unmanageable feelings or feel lost. At these times, it is totally normal to want to seek out support and a new direction.
We all internalise beliefs and behaviours through our life experiences with from parents, peers, caregivers and society (our conditioning). These messages make up unconscious patterns that inform the decisions and choices that we make.
As children, it is sensible to believe what others are telling us because we all need to belong, feel safe and learn how to be in relationship in the world. However if we’ve had negative conditioning, or not be given enough love, encouragement and support that we all need, this can impact negatively on how fulfilling our lives are as adults. We really believe the “truth”; that we are not good enough, intelligent enough, able to have good relationships etc… These limiting beliefs means it’s difficult to create a life based on our deepest dreams, hopes and wishes.
Therefore, counselling is available for anyone who wants to understand themselves, their beliefs and their life situation in more depth. There are no right or wrong things to bring to counselling. The important thing is that it matters to you and you are prepared to work on it.
What can counselling be used for?
Counselling can be a space to explore a specific issue or life event or it can just be a space for you to work on non-specific goals, like building self esteem, gaining self-awareness, or for personal development.
What are the benefits of counselling?
- Counselling provides a safe, empathetic, confidential space with someone who is professionally trained.
- To gain insight into unhelpful behaviours or patterns
- A better understanding who you are, what drives you, and what you are creating.
- Time and space for yourself.
- Opening up new choices.
- Learn ways to maximise your self esteem, confidence and potential
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