10 Things counsellors take into consideration.

10 things counsellors take into consideration

When approaching therapy a lot of things might go through your mind. Below are ten examples of just some of the things that counsellors take into consideration. 1. You will most likely be nervous at your first session. This is almost a given. Going to see a counsellor can be a daunting process. You are being asked to visit a complete stranger and start to talk about your deepest and most private concerns, straight off the bat! It is no …

When should I go and see a counsellor?

When should I see a counsellor?

Deciding when to go and see a counsellor is never a straightforward process and we often ruminate for a considerable length of time before eventually making up our minds to go and see one. So when is the right time to go? People seek therapy at different points in their lives and for very different reasons. There is no right time for counselling as such. We ask ourselves why we need therapy and what can it do? We wonder if our problems are somehow good enough for counselling and …

The Internal Compass

Therapy increases confidence and builds self-esteem

People approach therapy for diverse reasons. Often they leave counselling with more than they expected. Aside from what we initially approached therapy for, what else is occurring in the counselling process? If you have ever had therapy you may have found that sometimes you leave a session in an unusually good mood but can’t quite seem to put your finger on why. You feel a lot more confident than usual, more certain of your convictions and with a resolve to …

16 Simple ways to improve your relationship

Relationships are not always easy and sometimes it is good to take some time to consider ways of developing them. If you are looking for ways to improve your relationship then perhaps the suggestions below might be of some help. 1. Try to see your relationship as something that you both need to invest in, in order to make it work. As individuals ask yourselves each day… What have I done today to ensure the quality of OUR relationship? Ask yourselves as …

Is it my imagination or is my counsellor repeating what I say?

Why does my counsellor repeat what I say?

It can become quite tempting to feel a little cynical about the counselling process at first. It feels a little clunky and strange. Unlike normal conversations with friends and family, it can seem that your counsellor isn’t doing very much. They’re just sitting back and letting you do all the work. At least it appears that way. There are many ways in which a therapist works and counsellors draw from a variety of counselling skills. One of the things your counsellor might do …

30 Ways to feel better and more positive about life

Positive thinking

It’s easy to get bogged down with daily life. The process of time, responsibilities, routines and the way we see ourselves all have an effect on how we feel. Below is a simple, if somewhat light-hearted list of thirty suggestions on how to feel differently for a while, how to get motivated, how to feel OK about yourself and how to feel better about life.  Replace the word should with could. Should is a demand, a must do, as in; I …

Why do we have emotions and what are they for?

emotions

Ask anyone to tell you why they have emotions and they will probably scratch their head and tell you they don’t know. Emotions are confusing, what exactly are they for? This is quite possibly one of the most perplexing questions you could ever ask anyone. When you ask people what their emotions are for they often say they have no idea. This seems quite bizarre given the fact that we all feel, you would think we would have a handle on what they’re …