Benefits of Counselling

From time to time, life can present periods of stress and difficult experiences to people which can have a negative impact on their emotional and mental health. 

Because emotional and mental health are important components of our overall health, it is essential that during times of stress and uncertainty we take steps to protect these.

“When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves”. – Viktor E. Frankl

One of the ways that we can do this is by engaging in counselling. Counselling is a recognised talk therapy and professional psychological support which can be an important form of support for people during times of stress, loss, and uncertainty. For example,

  • Counselling can provide someone who is feeling stressed, emotionally unwell or mentally distressed with the experience of being in a unique and professional space - unlike the pressurized pace of today's society, the therapy room can offer someone a safe and confidential space to discuss any personal difficulties they are experiencing.
  • Because counsellors and psychotherapists are skilled at listening, engaging in counselling can provide a person with the important experience of being heard - this can help them to understand themselves, their problems, and their life situation more clearly.
  • Like all healthcare disciplines, the practice of counselling and psychotherapy is informed by theory and research. Because of this, counsellors and psychotherapists are equipped to deliver evidence-based therapeutic interventions which can be effective in helping people to better manage the symptoms of mental health conditions like depression, anxiety, panic disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder.

  • Counselling can also help people to better understand the effects of past events, and in turn, help them to better manage the emotional residue which can stem from the past.

Method of Therapy

Each person is unique in terms of their personality and life experience, meaning that everyone responds differently to stressors and difficult life events. Because of this, the method of therapy I use is pluralistic. This means that my treatment approach to people's difficulties is influenced by the combination of numerous models of therapy, including the humanistic, cognitive-behavioural and systemic views of human nature.