A supportive counsellor or therapist can help ease psychological distress in a number of important ways. Three of which are listed below:
Counsellors are non-judgemental and very open minded. They are trained to listen to your story without judgement or any criticism. This allows you the peace of mind to truly uncover your thoughts, feelings and emotions around events or what is happening in your life.
2. Counsellors will not give you answers, but assist you discover the path for yourself Counsellors will generally not provide you with concrete answers of definitive advice, they will through a walking the path with you, help you uncover your own insight and understanding of your problems. This will assist you develop the tools which will help you to resolve your problems or issues on your own.
Counselling is a journey, and it takes time and consistency to work effectively. Because of this, many people opt for regular counselling sessions to make the most of the process.
Counselling can help you understand yourself better and the way you think, which will ultimately help you develop a clearer understanding of your problems.
3. A journey of self-discovery can be more rewarding than any holiday
Counselling often requires you to discuss upsetting emotions and painful memories. Bringing up these thoughts can feel difficult to start with and, initially, you may feel uncomfortable. As the process develops it will feel easier to share your thoughts and feelings. You will feel connected with the counsellor in a warm and therapeutic relationship. And you will feel heard. The process is designed for you to find your inner voice and find your true self away from all the ‘noise’ of everyday life. Many people find this journey of self-discovery liberating and energising.
Online counselling is a great way to work with a supportive counsellor without having to attend an actual face-to-face session. Visit www.counsellingonline.biz for more information.
Matthew Reynolds has a gradute diploma is Counselling and a Bachelor of Commerce degree. He was a qualified accountant before embarking on a more satisfying career of counselling.