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Why do people come to counselling?
Counselling can help with whatever life throws at you and the following are just a few issues that may benefit from counselling:
What are the benefits of counselling?
The benefits that can be gained from counselling include:
What is Counselling?
Why - Most of us, at sometime in our lives, will suffer some form of trauma, emotional difficulty or maybe just experience a feeling of being 'stuck' in a place where we don't wish to be! We feel unsure how to move on or cope with the challenges we are facing. At times like this, many of us will turn to friends and family, but this is not always possible.
What - Counselling is a 'talking therapy' and, as such, it provides a regular time and space for you to talk about your troubles and explore difficult feelings with a trained professional. This can help you to deal with specific problems, cope with a crisis, improve your relationships or simply help you to let go of whatever it is that is worrying you or holding you back and which may be leaving you feeling distressed or dissatisfied with your life. Person Centred Counselling is rooted in the humanistic philosophy that each person has the ability to find their own answers and direction and, as such, it is not usually about giving advice or offering solutions to problems. It is about helping you to understand your feelings or behaviour better, to discover what the underlying causes might be and, if you want, to change your behaviour or the way you think about things. I also practice Integral Eye Movement Therapy, which can be very effective in enabling people to move forwards when they feel 'stuck' in that place they don't wish to be! Click here for more information on I.E.M.T.
How - Sessions take place in my counselling room within my home. I am easy to find and there is off-road parking. I will give you my address and full directions before your first session. The setting is private and confidential and I provide a safe, comfortable and non-judgmental environment where you will be accepted and understood.
What Happens Next?
The First Step - I know that coming to talk to someone about your most personal thoughts and feelings is a huge step to take. It may even be that you have never shared these thoughts with anyone before. Please remember that this is your first step towards letting go of your problems or achieving your personal goals My practice is based in Sabden, (BB7), near Clitheroe in the Ribble Valley and as such, it is easily accessible from Burnley, Blackburn, Accrington and surrounding areas.
Initial Consultation - When you contact me I will make an appointment for a counselling session lasting 60 minutes. During this session you can talk about your issues confidentially in a relaxed and comfortable setting; you will also be able to ask any questions that you might have. You can then decide what you want from counselling and, if you decide to continue, you can book some further appointments. If you decide that counselling is not for you, or that it is not the right time, then that's OK, there is no obligation for you to book further appointments if you do not feel ready. However, many people experience a sense of relief after the first session. Maybe because it is not as bad as they had thought......... or maybe because a weight has already begun to lift by beginning a process that will lead to change.
Number of Sessions - Each session lasts 60 minutes and the frequency and number of sessions will be up to you and dependent on your needs, but a normal pattern would be weekly, sometimes fortnightly. Typically, counselling sessions can be contracted for 6-8 weeks or on a longer term basis but, again, this will be entirely up to you and dependent on your needs. Some people will see benefits after just one session but some may need longer. We can agree on the number of sessions at the outset or we can leave this open ended.