Whilst training, the trainee counsellor will gain both academic and practical experience in assisting people to identify ways to solve problems, consider what they may be discounting and facilitate them in considering skills in order for them to live a more fulfilled life.
"TA counselling is a professional activity within a clearly defined contractual relationship. The process enables clients to develop awareness, options and skills in daily life, through the enhancement of the individual's strengths and resources. The aim is to increase the client's autonomy in relation to the social and cultural environment" - www.uktransactionalanalysis.co.uk
Counselling can help with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, low self esteem, low confidence, no self belief, difficulties with confrontation, panic, family issues, separation and divorce, emotional, physical and sexual abuse, child related issues, bereavement and adult and childhood bullying. Some people attend because they want more self awareness or are aware of patterns throughout their life and want to explore or change them.
How often and for how long do I need to attend?
This is a commonly asked question. For counselling to be the most effective it is recommended to attend every week. How many sessions you may need to attend is very dependent on the individual. Some people will have a set number of sessions in mind and we can discuss this and consider what may be achievable in this time. Others do not like a time limited approach as they find it stressful. These are things to consider and we can discuss them further.
I do not ask you to commit to a set number of sessions, although I do ask for some notice if you wish to finish counselling or cancel a session.