Counselling, otherwise called therapy, provides a safe, confidential space for people to talk about their concerns and issues, all the while being safe in the knowledge that it’s with a trained, trusted professional.
What can counselling help with?
Counsellors can help you to explore your behaviours, thoughts and feelings, assisting you in gaining a better understanding of both yourself and those around you. You won’t receive advice, medication or opinions from your counsellor – instead, they will assist you to come up with solutions to make changes within your life or to cope with any problems, listening to you with no judgement and maintaining impartiality.
How does this work?
A person’s individual needs will determine the most suitable form of counselling. Typically, counselling takes the form of regular sessions. How often those sessions take place, and the number of sessions required, will be agreed with the counsellor. Topics discussed at sessions may include emotions, behaviour, relationships, a person’s childhood and more.
Counselling can be undertaken individually, as a family, a couple or within a group of people who share similar issues. Sessions can take place face-to-face within a person’s home, in an office, a clinic or via an online meeting or phone call.
Integrative counselling involves looking at you as a whole, with your emotional, mental and physical needs taken into consideration. Integrative counsellors take a personalised approach to each person, building up a relationship that is both non-judgmental and trusting as you develop your self-awareness.
Working with you, your counsellor will help you to understand the triggers of your behaviour and concerns. This, in turn, will help you to set new goals with confidence and develop new, healthy behaviours that will ultimate improve your happiness with life.
Interpersonal therapy (IPT) focuses on relationships. It takes an approach that is time-limited and structured. IPT therapists help people to identify problems and patterns with their relationships with others, ultimately working towards developing coping strategies. IPT can be used for those undergoing life changes, conflict and bereavement, particularly for those with mood disorders and depression.
Want to discuss this further?
If you’d like to discuss counselling further, we’d be happy to talk to you at Cheshire Wellness Centre. Speak to us today.