What brings people to counselling?
Often things come to a head.The issue you have been holding at bay becomes too frustrating or overwhelming,and starts to affect too much of your life and well-being, and maybe of those around you. Sometimes you can’t see the way out, which is when an objective professional Counsellor, who is not family or friend, can be helpful in working with you.
I will work with you in a client-centred way.This means I listen carefully with respect and compassion, and seek to understand what it is like to be you, at this point of time. From that basis, I can help you to clarify where you are at, what changes you want in yourself or your life, and then support you in making these.
Sometimes it’s about finding a way to live and find meaning when external changes seem impossible. I seek to help you re-discover your own strengths and resources, and the essence of who you really are. The real, authentic you. Then supporting you to live a life that expresses that.
It’s important you feel you can trust me, and that you feel it is a safe and confidential place. Being caring and non-judgmental underpins my approach to counselling.
Change can be hard, so we do this gently and at your own pace. Sometimes you may not even be sure what you are wanting, you may just feel unhappy, but with gentle questioning and clarification we can work that out together. I work in collaboration with you. One step at a time.
I hope the information here will he helpful if you are thinking of contacting
a Counsellor, especially for the first time. Coming for Counselling can be a big
step, but it can be a very positive one, and can make a significant difference in
the way you live your life.
I offer one on one confidential Counselling in a private setting in central Wellington. If you’re not sure about Counselling, what it involves, or about me, read on.