"Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom"
When is counselling right for you?
People come to counselling for many different reasons. It can offer the chance to:
feel listened to in a safe and confidential space
find more effective ways of coping with ones problems.
work through distressing feelings of pain or stuckness
understand and avoid self-destructive patterns of thought or behaviour.
grieve after a loss, and begin making sense of how much life has changed
Different 'types' of counselling
There are several different kinds of counselling, each based on different ideas about how people work and what is most helpful. You can read more about these on the BACP's 'It's Good to Talk' website here. However, a lot of research shows that the different theories or 'models' in counselling are less important than the quality of the relationship between the client and the counsellor. If a client trusts the counsellor and feels safe enough to be open with them, then a space is created where they can work together to explore the client's experience and identify what help is needed.