I don’t need counselling – do I?
Often counselling is seen as something that people go to when they need ‘fixing’, when something is wrong, or when they ‘can’t cope’. This can sometimes be seen as a sign of weakness or failure of some kind. No wonder you might may be reluctant to try it, especially if you think that you are going to be judged about it!
What are your perceptions about counselling? Do you think that you are going to be ‘analysed’? Or that the therapist is going to give you answers or tell you what to do? Do you see it as a sign that you are ‘less than’ in some way? Do you think that you need to have some kind of ‘condition’ like anxiety or depression before you can come along?
Or, do you ever think that coming along to see a counselling could be a positive step in looking after yourself? A way to help you get clarity about a dilemma, a different perspective on your life, or a space for you to work out your own answers to what’s bothering you? Something that can aid your wellbeing and sense of enjoyment in life?
Often, at the end of our work together clients say that it’s not been what they expected. That it been less ‘formal’ than the