Therapy can be a powerful catalyst for major self growth and change. Counselling provides a safe and objective environment to explore your life, thoughts, and emotions. The role of the counsellor/therapist is to guide you through the process of self discovery by using a multitude of practical and strength based tools. You will be empowered to think/act more clearly, challenge your old perspectives and solve your own life problems.
You will meet with your counsellor for an initial 80 minute session. The session will involve building trust and relationship, addressing any questions or concerns, and getting an understanding of the core issues. Consider this a team process where you and the counsellor work together to create comfortable goals and change. The session is casual, voluntary and you are in control of what you choose to share. Subsequent sessions are 50 minutes and are based on the client's pace of personal exploration.
Ordinary people with ordinary issues come to counselling. Therapy is a form of support that strengthens people, not weakens them. Counselling can be helpful to increase resiliency, promote strong emotional health, and deal with issues in a more preventative manner. Sometimes we need external help to deal with issues and develop more effective skills.