Counselling, which is also referred to as psychotherapy or therapy, is the process of meeting with a counsellor to discuss problematic feelings, beliefs, behaviors and relationship issues. Beginning therapy can be a very daunting process; however it is a big step toward being the healthiest version of yourself and taking the decision to live the best life possible—no matter what challenges you may be up against.
Through the counselling process, you can change damaging behaviors and habits, process painful feelings, and improve your relationships. You, along with your counsellor, will establish goals for your counselling sessions and determine the steps you can take to make these changes.
Your relationship with your counsellor provides you with a confidential space where you can share your feelings and experiences. You can expect that your counsellor will be someone who supports you, listens attentively, demonstrates a healthy relationship experience and gives you appropriate feedback.
This process can be helpful if you are feeling stuck in negative patterns that are preventing you from making healthy decisions in your life. The following are areas which your counsellor can assist you with: