WHAT HAPPENS IN MY COUNSELLING ROOM
OK so pretty much every new client I have says that they felt or feel a bit nervous, they’ve never done this before and don’t know what to expect. I totally understand that, I felt the same way the first time I entered a counselling room as a client.
I tend to explain what’s going to happen…. I’ll talk a bit about how I work, what you can expect. I may be a little challenging, nothing to full on, more like, I’m wondering how “this “hangs together, with “that”. If you want to swear go ahead, if its funny then we will share the funny, if it’s sad then I’m there for that too and everything else in-between. Mostly it’s a safe space for you to be able to express yourself and not have to sensor your thoughts. .
(Being able to understand what your feeling and maybe see stuff from different perspectives is what I do. Together we shine a light on what’s going on and see if its how you want to carry on doing things.)
You come to your own realisations and make the leaps, I’m more the tour guide. I am deadly serious when needed, but I also believe in keeping things real and am an everyday kind of person ….as I write this a line from a film comes to mind……I have a very particular set of skills, skills I have acquired over a long career (got to love Liam Nielson) …..which I am happy to bring into the counselling room, to help as much as possible. (That last bit about the counselling room is mine).
Counselling can help you to live a meaningful life, its often able to be a kind of self-development, it can help alleviate distress, depression and anxiety. Build self esteem and frankly help you to realise that your enough just as you are. It’s a way of looking after yourself and give you space to cry, laugh etc and not be judged…! It can also be a way of preventing mental illness, getting ahead of feelings rather than waiting till you can no longer cope, though I will of course do all I can to help then too. There is a full list of the areas I can help with on the about page.
However, I specialise in Depression , Anxiety and Self Esteem Issues and have a special interest in Psychogenic Non Epileptic Seizure’s. But ill explain the PNES in another post… Ta ta for now ….C