Individual counselling is the most common type of counselling sought and provides a safe place for you to be able to talk about your feelings, emotions, and problems without judgement. Sometimes it can be difficult to talk to friends or family members about challenges or personal issues. Besides, people who are close to you are rarely objective and may want to coerce you into their beliefs or judgement that is more than likely, not suited to your individual needs. Counsellors are trained to bring about the best in you. I can guide you to make informed choices in your best interest. Counsellors are also trained to help you find ways of coping by providing tools and options that best suit your needs. It is my intention to create a bond of trust with me one-to-one to be able to discuss deep and personal issues without feeling uncomfortable, inhibited, or restricted.
All sessions are private and confidential. We can discuss your desire to reach your goals and dissect the reasons that you may have reached an impasse. The benefit of having individual counselling is that your needs can be unconditionally heard so that together we can set attainable goals together for you to reach your best potential.
There are many reasons for someone to seek counselling. Unhealthy patterns of communication can be addressed to help you grow as a person. For example, you may be affected by multi-generational trauma and not be aware that it is having a major impact on the way that you communicate with others. Your inner voice may be on a 24/7 negative self-talk show causing you low self-esteem and effecting your ability to make decisions. Other reasons for counselling may include experiencing problems at work, communication issues, problems with anger, anxiety, depression, co-dependency or suffering from low-self-esteem. Others may simply need someone neutral to guide them to make healthy choices in life. Whatever the issue, individual counselling becomes personal growth as it usually provides healing in one way or another.
Counselling works best when you are comfortable and at ease with your counsellor. It is not uncommon to switch counsellors until you find someone who best understands your needs. You should get a gut feeling of whether counselling may work for you when you call to briefly discuss booking your first session. In the first sessions it is a good idea to clearly express what you want out of counselling. Together we can discuss the best way to move forward to reach your goals. A contract can be made to ensure that you get the most out of your sessions. As counselling progresses you may want to change your direction as things change, and this can be easily renegotiated to best suit your desires. Counselling usually continues for a duration of up to six sessions and works best if booked weekly. Sometimes more sessions are required depending on your needs and wants.
Today may be a good time to make a decision to put that inner voice to rest. Call me to briefly discuss your counselling needs and to get a feel for whether I may be best person suited to help you. Make the change. Take the courage. Nothing changes if nothing changes.