What is Counselling and How Could It Help Me?
Counselling can provide a safe and confidential space, within a supportive relationship, for you to talk through any issues or challenges that you may be experiencing. A counsellor will not give advice or offer the answers to your problems but will remain alongside you and help you find your own way forward. Sometimes simply being listened to and unconditionally accepted is empowering enough for positive changes to take place. Counselling can help you find a better way of coping with issues and help you identify and explore the root of your problem/s.
Counselling can help you better understand yourself, in how you feel, react and respond. This is likely to positively change how you feel about yourself alongside improving your relationships with others. Living a more authentic life (being true to yourself) can enable you to reach your full potential and achieve your goals and dreams.
How Many Counselling Sessions Will I Need and How Often?
The number of sessions will vary from person to person depending on their needs. I offer both long and short term therapy and can adapt how we work to accommodate this. Short term therapy can be beneficial for finding coping strategies, managing lifestyle changes and other minor issues. Long term therapy is more beneficial for deeper rooted issues. I regularly review how therapy is going with my clients, usually every 6 sessions, to ensure it is helpful and effective.
Ideally attendance for counselling sessions in Godalming will be weekly, at a regular time that is mutually convenient. Regular attendance assists the effectiveness of therapy.
What is the difference between Counselling and Psychotherapy?
Although the terms counseling and psychotherapy are often used interchangeably, there is a difference between psychotherapy and psychological counselling. ... Counselling is also usually more short-term than therapy. It may be focused around one issue for which you need to gain greater understanding of and ways of coping with. Psychotherapy is more long-term than counseling and focuses on a broader range of issues, the work often includes improving self awareness and understanding our experiences and relationships and how they inform us at a deeper level.