COUPLES OR ONE-TO-ONE:
People seek counselling for a variety of reasons, but it is safe to say that most people decide to start counselling when things are getting too difficult to deal with alone.It is quite natural to bury problems and push them to the back of our minds, but unfortunately they have a way of seeping back into our consciousness, causing pain and unhappiness, complications or confusion.
The therapeutic relationship is the most important part of one-to-one counselling. Unlike couples counselling, the counsellor’s focus is on you alone and what you bring to the session.
Counselling is a collaborative effort and although counsellors are trained to ask the right questions, they’re not mind readers, therefore, an open and honest relationship is important so that the counsellor can do her job more effectively and you find the counselling experience a valuable and beneficial one.
A particular issue probably led you to seek counselling and the counsellor has to understand your problem(s) before she can work with you on finding solutions, therefore she may need to ask about your personal history, as this plays an important role in who you are.
You should feel free to ask questions, the more you understand, the more comfortable you will be. Remember, the counsellingsession is yours, it should move at a pace that feels right for you. It is a safe, non-judgemental, confidential environment where you can find a greater understanding of yourself, which may assist you in making clearer decisions for your future.
Counselling looks at problems arising from intimate or sexual relationships. It is different to individual therapy in that your relationship, rather than each person, is the ‘client’.Marriage/co-habitation/civil partnership, is based on intimacy and trust and when it stops working it causes stress and unhappiness which spreads to other areas of our lives often causing our health and other relationships to suffer.
Outside influences, such as work pressure, family problems, money and health all take their toll and can send a once solid and happy relationship into crisis. Suddenly the relationship that once grounded us leaves us drained and exhausted.
Couples counselling is a safe, confidential environment where both partners can be heard and differences are acknowledged, with a view to learning skills to manage conflict together in the future.Couples Counselling can help you rekindle the love you had in the beginning…