People have always felt the need to discuss their problems.
problem shared is a problem halved"
days gone by we had extended families and good communities, which
made it easier for people to talk. However our lives to day are
very different, we tend to be more isolated, communities are not
what they used to be and we are much more pressurised by everyday
life pressures. These in mind more of us access a counsellor for
that listening and supportive ear more than ever before.
terminology I came across was "the talking cure"
overall aim of counselling is to provide an opportunity for the
client to work towards living in a way he or she experiences as
more satisfying and resourceful.
involves both client and counsellor;
"this may be less obvious than it sounds".
What separates counselling from other support roles is that it
is a formal arrangement. The client has accepted the role of client
and expects openness, honesty and know-how from the counsellor.
The counsellor knows she has accepted the role of counsellor and
hopes for willingness and honesty from the client.
there are now ground rules in place feelings, emotions and thoughts
can be explored openly and without concerns that what has been
said may be repeated and hence regretted later. This would not
be the case, as client/counsellor would contract to level of confidentiality
before sessions began.
counsellors at Keystone TSS adhere to the B.A.C.P. professional
code of ethics.
do not give advice or seek to impose their own values or solutions
on the client. The client knows what is right for them.
can be a time for healing emotional pain and coming to a resolution
about the past. It can also be about understanding your present
behaviour and working towards change. The opportunity to talk
and offload with someone who listens and moreover hears is in
it self deeply therapeutic. Counselling can support you through
difficult times, clarifying what is happening to you, easing your
current situation. And where appropriate a deeper therapeutic
process can develop if it feels right for you.