How does psychological counseling help?
Psychological counselling opens up space available to the client, where he can expose thoughts, feelings, think over choices, which he is about to make. In this space problems are dealt with in depth and from different perspectives, sometimes inaccessible for the client who is in a situation and can not look at it from a distance like a therapist can. Counselling provides a safe and secure setting to talk about feelings and experiences, sometimes too painful and tormenting to be discussed or tolerated without support.
In counselling emotions can be expressed together with the therapist and the client may search for answers, why does he feel this way in a particular situation or relationship. It provides opportunity to explore human emotions and have a greater understanding of where they originate from. This understanding provides greater freedom in every day conduct and in making choices. It can prevent repetitive patterns or destructive behavior.
In psychological counselling the client can work with severe experiences of the past that have an impact on his current life. This may be losses, complex family relationships during childhood or other difficulties in the past. These events may have given rise to feelings which are not wholly experienced and have influences on the emotional state of the client and the choices he makes. Returning to these events in a protected setting in a constructive way allows them to be viewed from a different perspective and understand regarding the current life of the client.
Building up a relationship between seemingly separate elements of psychological life and history of the client allows one to understand himself better together with his desires, dreams, and emotions.
Counselling offers a place where one will be heard, and can be an effective and constructive way to cope with every day stress and anxiety. Also to understand difficulties in relationships with co-workers, bosses or partners.