The counselling relationship in a unique one, unlike any you may have encountered elsewhere.
This may be the first time you have been able to talk to an impartial professional who will not judge you, who will understand and appreciate the feelings you have and who will be completely honest and open with you.
Many of us never have a relationship that is not dependent on our behaviour, the way we feel, act, or the things we say. The counselling process relies on you being yourself and not about pleasing others.
Some people find that the confidence this type of relationship brings, gives them the strength and courage to see their lives in a different way and to change the things that they are able, and want to
I will support you after your first counselling session to recognise some of the emotions and feelings you may have.
Some people feel ashamed because they have come to counselling, as if they have failed in some way. However Counselling is an effective way of dealing with concerns that at this time in your life may feel too much.
It is a mature and efficient way of dealing with the feelings you are having. I recognise that it has taken some courage to make that first appointment and that you will have many conflicting emotions sur
*All of the above feelings are a perfectly normal reaction to counselling.