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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. For more information please Neuro Linguistic Programming is a technique that allows you to change the way you think or feel about people or situations, leave behind negative emotions, beliefs or thought patterns and silence unhelpful self-talk. It teaches you to think positively, be decisive and move forwards confidently and happily. It also helps you to understand yourself and others better and, therefore, improve your relationships. For more information on N.L.P please Integral Eye Movement Therapy has been found to generate rapid change in the areas of undesired emotions and identity imprints. It is particularly effective with regards to intrusive imagery and flashback phenomena and, as such, it has been used to great effect in the treatment of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and in enabling people to move forwards when they feel 'stuck' in that place they don't wish to be! To find out more about this therapy please Cognitive Behaviour Therapy is a talking therapy that can help you manage your problems by changing the way you think and behave. It is most commonly used to treat anxiety and depressions but can be useful for other mental and physical health problems. If you would like more information then please
I know that we all respond differently to different models and approaches - one size definitely doesn't fit all - as an integrative therapist I can use some or all of the above techniques to tailor my approach to suit your individual needs.
How - Sessions take place in my counselling room within my home. I am easy to find (I wills end you full directions before your first session) and there is off-road parking. 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.
First Session - 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.