HOW IS COUNSELLING DIFFERENT FROM TALKING TO A FRIEND OR FAMILY?
Although it can be most valuable to have friends and family to talk too, a counsellor is impartial, a stranger to your history and interested in helping you maintain good mental health. Friends and family can have their own concerns, they may be involved and only be able to help so much.
A counsellor's concern is your wellbeing in a therapeutic sense and I have skills and techniques that can be applied to help you on your way to better mental health. Counsellors are specially trained to handle other’s distress thus it does not become a burden. Friends or family could have history with you, however in therapy you will be met with non-judgement, empathy, genuineness by professionally trained help.
HOW WILL I RELATE TO WHAT YOU ARE GOING THROUGH?
Each individual’s blueprint is unique however using professional therapeutic techniques and models I can appreciate your struggles and I have the skills to be able to help you on your road to recovery towards a balanced wellbeing.
Not having gone through exactly what you may have or are does not mean I would not know how to help. My training and skills allow me to work with you with an open mind and importantly I will not be providing ‘advice’. The therapeutic relationship ultimately will enable you to eventually seek your path in an autonomous way. The client normally always knows what they want – they may just need some help with process to help think clearly or aid in getting through the issue at hand.
I may be the mental health professional however, the client is the expert on themselves, so we work together therapeutically to help you with your process.
"The powerful solace of mountains, a reminder of environments where serenity exists. Solemness away from the noise, learning how to listen. Acknowledging there is a path beyond the peaks, an adventure unknown waiting to be seeked." Sharn, KGF Counselling
HOW LONG IS THE TREATMENT?
Long term therapy or short term therapy 6-12 weeks. This can be reviewed and discussed in therapy.