Training to be a Counsellor typically takes three years to qualify.
Whilst training, the trainee 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" -
are some of the reasons why people come to counselling.
Anxiety, depression, relationship issues, panic, family issues, separation and divorce, emotional, physical and sexual abuse, child related issues, bereavement, low self-esteem, low self-confidence, adult and childhood bullying are some of the reasons why people come to counselling.
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 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.