Counselling Approaches

Why Counselling?

Counselling is the process of solving emotional problems by talking with a professional who is trained to help achieve a more fulfilling life for the individual client, marital relationship, or family relationships. The process of change begins by first clearly defining the problem, then discussing thoughts and feelings as well as developing an understanding of the origin of the difficulty and then finally developing new skills and a healthy attitude about yourself and others. The key factor in this process is for you to feel comfortable and free to express yourself within the session with the understanding that I will challenge and encourage you towards new growth. Counselling is a collaborative effort between the client and counsellor. Therefore, if at any time during the counselling you have an question about whether or not the treatment is effective, feelings about something I have said or suggested or need clarification about our goals, please do not hesitate to bring this up in our session.

The counselling process will consist of empowering you to access strength within yourself, and other possible resources, in order to take steps towards growth and recovery. I will collaborate with you in a safe environment as we indentify underling factors that have contributed to the presenting problem. This is done by first assessing your family history, past hurts, presenting crisis and finally exploring ways to bring about positive change.

Therapeutic approaches:
Narrative therapy
Client-centered therapy
Emotionally focused therapy

Therapy characteristics:
Nondirective approach

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