CounsellingSimply having someone to tell your troubles to can often be a great relief, but in the modern world people with the time and inclination to be good listeners are sometimes hard to find.
A counsellor is a trained listener who will not feel “put upon” or want to tell his or her own problems in return.
A good counsellor, however, will do more than just lend a sympathetic ear. S/he will help us to see and understand the process by which we can become trapped in our own issues and “unable to see the wood for the trees”. This insight can often enable us to make choices instead of being powerless victims.
Counselling aims to address the cause of the problem rather than just treating the symptoms.
Counselling is usually short-term: anything from 1 to 30 weekly sessions depending on needs. It often focuses on one or more specific issues such as:
- Emotional Difficulties/Crisis.
- Relationship Difficulties.
- Sexuality/Sexual Identity