DOES IT WORK?
SO, WHAT HAPPENS IN COUNSELLING?
DO I HAVE TO TALK ABOUT EVERYTHING
THAT HAS EVER HAPPENED?
WILL I BE LYING DOWN ON A COUCH?
WHAT KINDS OF ISSUES IS
COUNSELLING HELPFUL FOR?
AND HOW CAN SIMPLY TALKING ABOUT
SOMETHING BE USEFUL?
Excellent question! The good news is that counselling has been shown to be very effective. 80% of people who go to counselling find it helpful. Hundreds of outcome studies have been conducted, using various research methods, to come to the conclusion that counselling is a very effective way of dealing with emotional, cognitive and behavioural issues.
Counselling as conducted today, is a conversation between a skilled helper and a client. How much you share is entirely up to you. Think of your counsellor as a guide, somebody prepared to go on a journey with you. Clients are often amazed at what happens as a result of that journey. And most people prefer to sit, rather than lie down when talking to their therapist!
Counselling is useful if we are feeling depressed, anxious, concerned about something, sad, confused or just stuck. These feelings may be to do with your current relationships, your own journey or your work. It may be something that is happening now or it might be something that has happened in the past that you know is still an issue for you. Being able to speak your issues out, knowing that the person sitting opposite you is understanding, non-judgmental, accepting and well trained, can provide tremendous help. Your counsellor is not there to tell you what to do, but they are there to facilitate healing, growth and to help you find solutions.
ContactTo make an appointment please call 0413 826 298 and speak to one of our intake officers who will set up your initial appointment for you.
You can also email us, email@example.com.
Please note: this is not a crisis hotline nor a telephone counselling service, and is only attended during office hours. Should you need to talk to somebody urgently, please call LIFELINE on 131 114.