This is such an important question to explore – is it really for you?
Going for counselling is a big decision to make. Often it involves a huge investment, whether that be time, finances, emotional. You want to be sure that you are talking to someone who will give you that safe space to work through the hurt and pain that living life can bring. You may have been hurt in the past by people you trusted, what will make a counsellor any different?
Then there is the other side of retelling your story. It can be exhausting, to say the least. Once you are there, how long will this go on for? You don’t want to just talk it out, you want to change, you want action. You can talk it out with any friend (generally!), why pay someone when you can get it for free?
Your time, finances and emotional energy is valuable. Noone has the capacity to waste these resources. The approach I come with is to teach you how to counsel yourself. This will equip you with the tools and resources to move forward, healthily tackling future obstacles as they arise. To the point where you start to ask yourself questions that you know I would ask of you in a session, to explore if that thought is actually true. Or to start thinking outside of the box with different strategies and ideas to deal with uncomfortable feelings as they creep up on you in the middle of the night.
Counselling is for anyone who has experienced
- A traumatic or hurtful event either recently or in the past;
- For those who struggle with daily life challenges; and,
- Those who are unsure how to help someone close to them overcome their hurdles.
- If you are starting or expanding your family, seeing a counsellor to set a healthy foundation for your family before issues arise can save a lot of future heartaches.
Throughout the therapy Wellness Counselling offers, you will gain practical insight into past hurts and unhealthy thought-belief patterns.
Counselling is not just about being listened to, while this is essential for therapy that works. Counselling needs to also involve a plan, tailor-made for each person/family. This involves work on your behalf. When a person signs up for a gym membership, you may pay the fees each month, however, unless you actually go to the gym and put the hard work in, the only difference you will see is in your bank account.
Wellness Counselling is for you if you want to improve your life in a holistic way, or to help maintain a healthy lifestyle. You are important, and so anything you find challenging will be treated with care and respect.
Are you ready to take back your life? To find your way in the midst of chaos? To enjoy your relationships again? Contact me to organise a free 20-minute consult today.