Counselling/Personal Development nik
Counselling is a way of enabling choice or change. The counsellor will help you see things more clearly, possibly from a different perspective. Counselling sessions provide a means of exploring what is blocking you from living your life more fully and reducing confusion.
Counselling offers a safe, confidential and non-judgemental environment where you can explore your feelings, difficulties and distress or perhaps your dissatisfaction with life. It involves exploring one or two life issues that are currently affecting your life or something specific that troubles you and affects your present way of being. Counselling is usually short-term (6 to 12 sessions) while psychotherapy is longer term and often open-ended.
In contrast to counselling and psychotherapy, where the focus of the work is on a specific issue or a problem, people usually seek personal development sessions for growth and transformation, or they might need guidance when exploring different areas of themselves and their life. For example:
they want to review their life and explore their life choices
they want to reconnect with their creativity or find new ways of self-expression
they want to create a vision for the future
they need spiritual guidance
they want to explore meaning or a sense of purpose or direction
they need some ‘time-out’ – space just for themselves where they can explore their feelings and thoughts
they want to explore the body-mind-emotion connection