Have you been asking yourself this question? Maybe you've not been sure how it could help or what you could get out of it. Well, you wouldn't be alone. Counselling is more than just talking about your problems. It is also very different from talking to your best friend who may bring their own values and beliefs about the situation to the conversation.
Counselling can support us in a variety of ways and may look different for each of us. Examples of what you may experience depending on your goals and situation might include:
Psychoeducation: this is education specific to what you may be experiencing to support you to understand why your body and brain are responding as they. For example, if you are experiencing anxiety you may learn about the fight, flight, freeze and fawn response. This will support you to implement effective strategies to support managing anxiety.
Communication skills: these skills include being able to assertively set boundaries. Clear communication supports others, respects you and has your voice and opinion heard by others.
Techniques to support difficulties: this may include relaxation techniques, reviewing belief systems that no longer serve us well, or changes in our daily activities that support our overall well being. There are some very effective techniques that can support a host of symptoms such as worry thoughts, sleeplessness, or low self esteem.
Feeling heard: Counselling is a space to feel heard without fear or judgement. The act of feeling heard in itself releases the pressure of maybe what's been bottled up.
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