What happens when you come to counselling? How will “just talking to someone” make a difference? How does counselling work?
Counselling gives you an opportunity to share your story with someone who does not know you and does not have a vested interest in you taking a particular course of action. A counsellor will not make you think or feel a certain way, rather, they will help you understand how you came to thinking and feeling as you do.
A counsellor hears the key events and moments in your story and helps you review the impact they may have had in your life.
If you do not get on with your counsellor and feel uncomfortable in their company this may be because you are reflecting on difficult times in your life and your discomfort is causing you to feel negatively towards your therapist.
Ultimately, however, if you don’t get on with your therapist, stop working with them and look for someone more suitable!
Whatever intervention I offer in my work this week in Bournemouth, Poole or Dorset as a couple counsellor or as a counsellor for teenagers and adolescents or as a family therapist, be it, CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), Mindfulness, Psychodrama, Person Centered Therapy, Humanistic Therapy, Gestalt Therapy, Psychoanalysis, Solution Focused Therapy, Integrative Therapy or Family Therapy, I have respect and empathy for anyone who is prepared to share their story with me.