About Counselling Therapy
Counselling Therapy is an opportunity for a Client who has a Mental Health issue, to confidentially and safely tell their personal story to a trained professional therapist, who has abilities in listening, compassion, empathy, and non-judgment. The therapist has the training to use various well researched psychological methods/theories that fit the context, and problem. The Mental Health issue may be; depression, anxiety, anger, grief, trauma, conflict related, domestic abuse.
Mental Health is defined as “the condition of being sound mentally and emotionally, characterized by the absence of mental illness.” Mentally healthy people feel comfortable about themselves, have positive feelings about others, and have the ability to meet the demands of daily life.
Mental Illness refers to a wide range of mental health conditions, like any disorder that affects the mood, thinking, and behaviour of an individual. Mental Health issues include in part, depression, anxiety, anger, schizophrenia, eating disorders.
Treatment: What to Expect
Trained Counselling Therapist’s help a Client with a Mental Health problem come to terms with the problem by; a) listening carefully to their story, b) helping the client understand the problem, and how it can be treated, c) partnering with the client to develop a coping mechanism, with goals and objectives to control the problem going forward.
How Does Counselling Therapy Help You?
Counselling Therapy helps someone to be able to feel more comfortable about themselves, and to have positive feelings about others, with the ability to meet the demands of life. The goal of the therapist is to help a client learn to be able to respond positively to life’s issues, instead of reacting to situations negatively. This comes through learned coping mechanisms, and by using one’s personal values as a motive to respond instead of react.