Counselling and Psychotherapy is a ‘talking therapy’ and involves a series of private and confidential one-on-one meetings with someone who is professionally trained to listen to and work with the personal struggles you bring in, be it bereavement, depression, anxiety, stress or anger. In these meetings, usually once a week, you are encouraged to explore difficult, confusing and sometimes painful emotions and experiences in a warm, calm, safe, confidential and non-judgmental setting. The counsellor facilitates the exploration with compassion and gives insights about what might be happening to bring about those struggles and difficulties. The therapeutic space provides you with an opportunity to try things in a new way, empowering you and motivating you towards self-development, self-growth and change.
Counselling involves a ‘working contract’ where we agree to meet weekly, on an on-going basis. The working contract is important and forms the basis of the counselling process. It is an investment in yourself. Before starting therapy think about whether you have the time, resources and emotional energy to dedicate to yourself by attending a series of therapy sessions. In order to get the best out of counselling, you need to be willing to commit to taking a fresh look at yourself