A time to look closely at the situations which are making us unhappy, to explore the what, the why and the how of why life isn’t as we would like it to be. To work in a confidential non- judgemental relationship to hopefully learn to understand the experiences which may well be personal, familial or societal that have led us to the situation which is not where we want to be. Then to work towards achieving coping strategies and self understanding which will better equip us to meet the challenges of the future.
Counselling can give each partner in the relationship an opportunity to be heard without being interrupted or opposed… it may give us the opportunity to reflect on what made the relationship good at the beginning and explore what got in the way of that contentment; hopefully it can help to re-establish those lost feelings and to rebuild the relationship on better foundations.
Counselling for small groups or couples where there are unresolved difficulties in the relationships. Informal opportunities to explore the root causes of the problems and to understand the way they affect each member of the relationship in a confidential non judgemental environment.
Self confidence or self worth gives us the assuredness to face challenges and opportunities in life with out fear of being seen as not meeting the expectations of others. it also helps us understand that each of us has positive and negative aspects to our personalities but by focusing on our strengths rather than our weaknesses we can achieve confidence in all we attempt.
Having the opportunity for each member of a family in crisis to be heard by all the other members can help the whole family begin to understand the effects of individual behaviours or actions on other members. Sometimes it is possible to work towards a resolution of the challenges as a whole group. Sometimes initial sessions will identify needs of an individual family member that would be best dealt with on an individual basis. But it should certainly give the opportunity for each member of the family to feel valued and heard.
Counselling for Anger Management can provide a safe environment to explore the issues and learn how anger makes us or others affected by our anger feel. It can help us gain understanding of how to defuse potential challenging situations and to be able to express our emotions in a calm and controlled way whilst still being able to make others aware of the feelings we are experiencing.