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Counselling, how it works and the problems it addresses

By November 12, 2018 May 18th, 2019 No Comments

Counselling is a process of talking about and working through your personal problems with a counsellor. The counsellor helps you to address your problems in a positive way by helping you to clarify the issues, explore options, develop strategies and increase self-awareness.

 

Building Trust Between Counsellor & Client

The therapeutic relationship between a counsellor and client is the feelings and attitudes that a client and therapist have towards one another, and the manner in which those feelings and attitudes are expressed. However, as important as trust is, building a therapeutic relationship is not something that can be built overnight. Creating rapport in a professional counseling relationship requires work, planning and dedication.

 

What Is The Purpose Of The Counselling?

The purpose of counselling is to help clients achieve their personal goals, and gain greater insight into their lives. One hopes that by the end of this process one will be more satisfied with his or her life.

Common issues addressed in counselling:

 

·         Anxiety

·         Relationship issues

·         Marital issues

·         Bereavement and Loss

·         Adjustment issues

·         Sexual abuse

·         Childhood issues or abuse

·         Family issues

·         Stress

·        Depression

 

·         Anger issues

·         Sexuality issues

·         Work related stress

·         Rejection issues

·         Abandonment issues

·         Isolation or loneliness

·         Study or Exam anxiety

·         Identity issues

·         Drug and Alcohol Addiction

 

 

How Does Counselling Works?

Counselling is a process of talking about and working through your personal problems with a counsellor. The counsellor helps you to address your problems in a positive way by helping you to clarify the issues, explore options, develop strategies and increase self-awareness. For some people, just the process of telling their story to a counsellor, and being listened to, is helpful.

Counselling helps an individual to explore concerns and feelings in a safe and confidential setting with the help of a counsellor who is trained to listen attentively and without judgment. This, in turn, may help individuals to understand themselves and what they are experiencing better and may help them to develop more fulfilling relationships and a more satisfying life.

The overall aim is to provide an opportunity to work towards living more satisfyingly and resourcefully.

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