Looking for inspiration for the Family Connect column I re-read a blog by our Bright Futures home based early childhood......
It’s reassuring to learn that both give you a safe place where you can explore and express your thoughts and feelings with support and without judgement. You can expect a supportive, understanding, empathetic and encouraging relationship with your Counsellor.
When there’s a gap between how your life feels and what you would actually desire for your life, counselling can offer an opportunity to become aware of how you live life, how you want to live life, and how to bring them closer together. Counselling tends to be a shorter process, which looks at the present, is problem focused and deals more with day-to-day issues.
Psychotherapy tends to be a longer process and often explores the client’s core self, how and why things have become this way, which usually includes reflecting on our personal history. Psychotherapy can help us to become newly conscious of the patterns of how we think, feel and act. Psychotherapy also often uses the relationship between the client and the therapist as a valuable resource to reflect on wider relationship patterns.
In the beginning you may like to know what is a typical process. Here is what you can expect:
They aren’t involved in your life. They can see your life objectively and may be able to make conclusions about your relationships and behaviors – They will keep all information confidential – They will let you talk about anything and everything that is worrying you, no matter how small or unimportant you think it may seem.