Seeking out counselling is an individual choice.
IS Counselling RIGHT FOR ME?
There are many reasons why people come to counselling. Sometimes it is to deal with long standing issues. Other times it is in response to unexpected changes in one's life such as divorce or work transition. Many seek the advice of counsel as they pursue their own personal exploration and growth.
Working with a Counsellor can help provide insight, support and new strategies for all types of life's challenges. Counselling can help address many types of issues including anxiety, depression conflict, grief, stress management, body image and general life transitions.
Counselling is right for anyone who is interested in getting the most out of their life by taking responsibility, creating greater awareness, and working towards change in their lives.
Do Counsellors tell me what to do?
The short answer is no. The Counsellor is there to help you understand the issues in your life and strengthen your capacity to make your own decisions.
I believe that clients do best by working out their own decisions and they are encouraged to see counselling as a process in which they assume more individual responsibility for life choices.
What if I am on prescribed medication or considering taking it?
If you are on medication or considering it, discuss this with your medical practitioner. Medication may influence how well you are able to express your current concerns. They affect people differently, and making sure you have the one[s] that are optimum for you is important. This is a very personal choice.