Once you have taken the first brave step in your new journey by contacting a counsellor, it is possible you may be feeling a little nervous. Some people find it difficult to talk about the issues that have driven them to contact a counsellor in the first place. It is possible you may be feeling fear of being judged or criticised, or have never felt that anyone has really listened to you before or accepted you.
For me, counselling is all about building a trustworthy relationship with my clients. This allows the client to open up through talking and get the most out of their session. I strive to create sessions that are held in a safe, professional and non-judgemental environment.
My role is to listen and deepen my client's experience in the room by allowing them to come to realisations about their lives and relationships; not just in the counselling room, but outside the room too.
So often, what happens in the counselling room reflects what is happening to a client in their everyday relationships. I see my job as enabling clients to see the correlation between our discussions and their everyday lives. Everyone’s life experience is unique and I ensure that every session reflects on that.